32nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The members of the 32nd Infantry Regiment were recruited from the counties of Tishomingo, Itawamba, Prentiss, and Alcorn. The regiment was assembled at Iuka in Tishomingo county and mustered into the Confederate army at Philadelphia, Mississippi, during the summer of 1862. The unit was assigned to General S.A.M. Wood's and Lowrey's Brigade and participated in the campaigns with the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta, was with Hood in Tennessee, and saw action in North Carolina. During the Murfreesboro Campaign this unit was assigned to guard the stations and bridges on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. For a time the regiment was consolidated with the 45th Regiment. In September 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, the regiment had 25 casualties and 141 wounded; At Tunnell Hill, they reported 18 casualties. By December, the 32nd/45th totalled 515 men and 387 arms. At the Battle of Atlanta, the 32nd had 18 casualties, 45 wounded, and 23 missing. Only a remnant surrendered in April 1865. The field officers were Colonels Mark P. Lowrey and William H.H. Tison, and Majors F.C. Karr and J.W. Swinney. 
The 32nd Mississippi Infantry Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.
Regiment Companies with the County of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
The Muster Roll of the 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America Internet site, published in book form by the Tippah County Historical and Genealogical Sociey, Inc. with information compiled by Tommy Lockhart, contains an alphabetized roster list of the individual men, including company, rank and abstracts of their service records.
The Roster of the 32nd Mississippi InfantryInternet site has a roster list arranged by company.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Mississippi in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Mississippi in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Mississippi, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Howell, H. Grady. For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand!: A Muster Listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines. (Chickasaw Bayou Press, 1998), FHL book 976.2 M2
- Rowland, Dunbar. Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898: taken from the Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, 1908. (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company), FHL book 976.2 H2
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)
- Tommy Lockhart, Muster roll of the 32nd Mississippi Infantry, Confederate States of America, (Ripley, Mississippi: Tippah County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1977), page 2
- Tommy Lockhart, Muster roll of the 32nd Mississippi Infantry, Confederate States of America, (Ripley, Mississippi: Tippah County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1977), page 3