The Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry and the 45th Mississippi Regiment

A Civil War History


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About the Book

This is an accounting of the experiences of the soldiers of Hardcastle’s 3rd Battalion Mississippi Infantry from enlistment to the end of the war. It includes their mid-war incarnation as the 45th Mississippi Regiment and the role they played in Cleburne’s fabled division during almost every major engagement of the Army of Tennessee. Told as much as possible from the point of view of the soldier, the book shows what motivated the original volunteers to join and continue fighting to the end.

About the Author(s)

Freelance writer David Williamson (Ph.D., Tulane) has authored multiple books on the history of the American Civil War.

Bibliographic Details

David Williamson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 444
Bibliographic Info: photos, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2004]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4344-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments      1

I. Disunion      5

II Shiloh      26

III. Perryville      54

IV. Murfeeesboro      84

V. Chickamauga      111

VI. Missionary Ridge and Ringgold Gap      138

VII. The Atlanta Campaign: Dalton to Pumpkinvine Creek      156

VIII. The Atlanta Campaign: Pickett’s Mill to Kennesaw Mountain      156

IX. The Fall of Atlanta: Peah Tree Creek to Lovejoy’s Station      211

X. Spring Hill and Franklin      243

XI. Nashville      277

XII. Bentonville and Surrender      300


A: The Annotated Roster of the 3rd Battalion Mississippi Infantry      325

B: The Samuel Asbury Diary      373

C: The Captain John Newton Sloan Story      388

D: The Battle Flag      390

E. The Flag of the Duncan Rifleman (Company A)      392

Notes      395

Bibliography      425

Index      433

Book Reviews & Awards

“a good job of integrating the history of the unit into the broader story of the war in the West…interesting information…of value to all those interested in that most beleaguered of Confederate armies”—North & South; “a labor of love…valuable”—The Civil War News; “an exhaustive study that cannot fail to impress the reader with the amount of research involved, mostly based on primary source material…detailed accounts of the battles and skirmishes…important…Williamson is to be congratulated…very complete”—Civil War Courier.