Misissippi's 23rd Infantry

"The Sharpshooters" under General Williams:


Atlanta Campaign May-Sept.,1864

Bentonville, N.C. March 19-21, 1865

Carolinas Campaign Feb.-April, 1865

Champion Hill (Bakers Creek) May 16, 1863

Ezra Church, GA July 28, 1864

Fore's Plantation March 25, 1863

Fort Donelson, TN Feb. 12-16, 1862

Franklin, TN April 10, 1863

Battle of Jackson (MS) May 14, 1863

Jonesboro, GA Aug 31-Sept 1, 1864

Battle of Nashville Dec. 15-16, 1864

New Hope Church, GA May 25-June 4, 1864

Peach Tree Creek, Ga July 20, 1864

Vicksburg Campaign May-July 3, 1863



A brief history of The 23rd Mississippi Inf. Co. H. from the official state record:

Captain E. M. Wells' Company, (Molino* Rifles) 2 Reg't, 1 Brig., Mississippi Vols...

 This company subsequently became Company H, 23rd Regiment Mississippi Infantry. The 2d Regiment, 1st Brigade, Mississippi Volunteers, was organized during the months of June, July, August, and September, 1861 for State service, to serve one year. It was transferred to the Confederate service September 19, 1861, and the designation was changed to 23d Regiment Mississippi Infantry by S.O. No. 228, A.&I.G.O., dated November 19, 1861. The Regiment was captured at Fort Donelson in February, 1862, and was exchanged about September 20, 1862. It was reorganized for an additional term of two years about September 20, 1862. This Regiment was also known as the 3rd Regiment Mississippi Infantry. About April 9, 1865, the 23d Regiment Mississippi Infantry was consolidated with the 15th, 16th and the 20th Regiments Mississippi Infantry and formed the 15th Consolidated Regiment Mississippi Infantry

*Molino was a small community on the banks of the Tallahatchie River in what is now Union County. Molino (before the Civil War) had a cotton gin, a hotel, two saloons, and several stores. The cotton gin burned and the town slowly died out. The town was located 3 miles north of present day Keownville. The Molino area is now farmland and not a trace of it remains, except an ocassional brick turned up by a plow...

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