were the Seventh regiment, Colonel Goode, and Vaiden's artillery.
The Twenty-fourth regiment, Col. W. F. Dowd, was stationed at Tallahassee, and several companies at Mobile.
All of these were ordered back to Mississippi late in 1861 and early in 1862, to meet the threatened invasion from the north.
It was in Virginia, however, that Mississippians won the greatest military distinction during the first year of the war. Before the battle of Manassas, five excellent regiments had been sent to n G. Humphreys, were to compose the Fifth brigade of the same division, under Richard Griffith, promoted to brigadier-general.
The last brigade was actually formed with the substitution of the Thirteenth for the Twelfth, and at the beginning of 1862 was stationed under D. H. Hill at Leesburg; but the other brigade was for some reason not formed, and the regiments remained separated—the Twelfth in Rodes' brigade, the Nineteenth in Wilcox's, the Sixteenth in Trimble's, the Eleventh in Whiting's