and our people resolved to put another in the field in its place, and I was selected to raise and organize it. Our State was threatened with invasion, and Tishomingo county was the threatened point. All felt that every man who could bear arms should rise up and stand between his home and the enemy, and he who would not do so was deemed unworthy to be called a Mississippian. Churches felt that they had no use for pastors then—fighting men were in demand. I was restless, and my blood was hot within me. The thought of sitting still until the enemy would overrun my home and family was more than I could bear. The result is soon told: I raised and organized the Thirty-second Mississippi regiment in a little less time than any other regiment was ever raised and organized in north Mississippi. The regiment was organized at Corinth on the third of April, 1862, and I was unanimously elected colonel. This was a few days before the battle of Shiloh; but at the time of that battle the regiment had not been equipped or armed, and was not in the fight, but we received prisoners and captured property, and accompanied prisoners to the interior. After the battle, my regiment was assigned to Brigadier-General S. A. M. Wood's brigade of Hardee's division. I was very soon the senior colonel in the brigade, except Colonel W. B. Wood, of the Sixteenth Alabama, who was for nearly a year absent from the army. Then, in the absence of the brigadier-general, I was entitled to the command. I was frequently thrown in command of the brigade before the commencement of the Kentucky campaign. At Chattanooga, before the campaign commenced, the army was reorganized. General Hardee was placed in command of a corps and Major-General Buckner placed in command of our division. As soon as the army entered Kentucky, General Buckner left the division for a time, to encourage the enlistment of Kentucky troops, and General Wood, being the senior brigadier, was placed in command of the division, which left me in command of the brigade. I had engaged in some active skirmishing about Corinth, but the battle of Perryville was the first regular engagement I was ever in. Just before the commencement of the battle, General Buckner resumed the command of the division and General Wood of the brigade, which sent me back to my regiment. But before we got near the enemy General Wood was slightly wounded by a shell, and I resumed the command of the brigade. So, I commanded a brigade in the first battle I was ever engaged in. But I was soon painfully wounded in my left arm, by which I was disabled about eight weeks. At the battle of Murfreesboro,
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Heroes of the old Camden District, South Carolina , 1776 - 1861 . an Address to the Survivors of Fairfield county , delivered at Winnsboro, S. C. , September 1 , 1888 .
Fairfield volunteers��� Gregg 's First regiment .
Diary of Major R. C. M. Page , Chief of Confederate States artillery , Department of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee , from October , 1864 , to May , 1865 .
List of names of officers of the Signal Corps , Confederate States army.
The Wee Nee volunteers of Williamsburg District, South Carolina , in the First ( Hagood 's) regiment.
Pegram battalion Association.
Address of Rev. H. Melville Jackson , D. D. : religion an element of strength in the soldierly character.
Address of Hon. John Fitzhugh lay, late Colonel of cavalry, Confederate States army.
Terms of Capitulation of the command of Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor .
The lost cause.
A Masterly vindication of it by Judge J. A. P. Campbell . in an Address delivered at Canton , May 1 , 1874 , on the occasion of the Decoration of the graves of Confederate soldiers.
Address of Colonel Edward McCrady , Jr. before Company a ( Gregg 's regiment ), First S. C. Volunteers , at the Reunion at Williston, Barnwell county , S. C, 14th July , 1882 .
Battle of Shiloh : refutation of the so-called lost opportunity, on the evening of April 6th , 1862 .
Letter from General Walthall .
The Second Virginia regiment of cavalry, C. S. A. a tribute to its discipline and efficiency, and defiant Resolutions passed by it February 28th , 1865 .
Hagood 's brigade : its services in the trenches of Petersburg, Virginia , 1864 .
General Hagood 's Address.
The Old South.
Colonel Eugene Waggaman , who led the Tenth Louisiana regiment in the famous charge at Malvern Hill . [ New Orleans Picayune , February 10th , 1889 .]
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