Attala County, Mississippi


Attala County in the Civil War

Units Organized in Attala County

In 1863 there were 1,526 men from Attala County serving in the Confederate States Army. By 1864 the number in serice had increased to 1,705 and shortly before the close of the war there were 1,748 serving. These numbers indicate that fully one-third of all white males of all ages in the county were in the service of the Confederate States Army.

The following units were organized in Attala County: (Note: some of the units served as State Troops and were never actually mustered into service of the CSA.)

  •  1st Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co I,  Pillow Guard   (Capt D. A. Ellington)

  •  1st Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co L,  Davis Guards   (Capt Dave Love)

  •  4th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co B,  Attala Yellow Jackets   (Capt John B. Moore)

  •  4th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co I,  Benela Sharpshooters (Capt Robert Middleton)
  •  4th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co k,  Center Marksmen   (Capt Henry Jamison)

  •  5th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment,  Co E,  Capt. Love's Company   (Capt. David Love)

  •  5th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment,  Co I,  Turner's Company   (Capt. G. Paul M. Turner)

  • 13th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co I,  Minute Men of Attala

  • 15th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co A,  Long Creek Rifles

  • 20th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co K,  Capt. Oldham's Company

  • 30th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co D,  Dixie Heroes   (Capt W. V. Davis)

  • 30th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co G,  (Capt Sam Young)

  • 40th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co C,  Attala Rebels   (Capt R. B. Campbell)

  • 40th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co D,  Attala Guards   (Capt George P. Wallace)

  • 40th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co K,  Campbell Guards   (Capt J. A. P. Campbell)

  • 48th Mississippi Infantry Regiment,  Co B,  Rocky Point Rifles   (Capt John T. Love)

  • Attala County Cavalry,  Independent State Troops  (1863)

  • Attala Rangers,  State Troops  (Capt Samuel Williams)

Links to Attala County Civil War Pages/Sites

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Civil War Links

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American Civil War Home Page
A portal site with links to numerous sites dedicated to the civil war. Links are categorzed by subject matter and include histories of units and battles, biographies, records, battles, rosters, regimental histories and other military information.

Civil War Archive
Civil War Links to letters, roundtable groups, personal diaries, corps and regimental histories and research contacts.
Exploration of civil war history including information on battles, places, music and documents.

Civil War Preservation Trust
An organization dedicated to preserving Civil War battlefield land throughout the United States.

Civil War Resources on the Internet
List of links relating to the Civil War with descriptions from Rutgers University Libraries.

Civil War Rosters by State
List of links to sites that include Civil War Rosters.

Links to the Past - Military History
The National Park Services' online guide to preserved places of America's military past, including summaries of all Civil War battles and links to related National Parks.

Making of America
Search official records of the US Army and Navy during the civil war, by words or names - view difitalized pages containing words or names input.

Selected Civil War Photographs
The Library of Congress' American Memory collection. Photographs of civil war era which includes military personnel, preparations for battle and battle aftermath scenes.

U. S. Civil War Center
Louisiana State University's Civil War Center. Includes links, searchable database, research and more.

Mississippi Civil War Information
Information on battles, regimental histories of Mississippi units, re-enactment groups and links to related civil war sites..

U. S. Civil War - War For Southern Independence
Cyndi's List. Extensive listing of links to information on the Civil War.

Mississippi Civil War WWW Board
A Civil War Message Board that concentrates on Mississippi. A number of well versed, knowledgeable Civil War experts will answer questions posted on this site.

Mississippi Civil War Message Board
A 'new' Message Board for posting questions about your Mississippi Civil War ancestor.

Civil War Virtual Archive Web Ring
Approximately 300 connected sites that focus on the Civil War. Many of these sites have been created by indiviuals with an interest in a particular unit or indiviual.

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