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The Lauderdale Rifles

Roster beginning 10 May 1862

The roster below is actually the second "mustering-in" or a reactivation of the company.  The first activation occurred on or about 12 January 1861.  This original staffing of Company F, was in response to Mississippi Governor Pettus' order for a number of militia companies to organize and form a battalion to respond to a threat in the vicinity of Pensacola, Florida.  That mission having been deferred, on 4 February 1861, the regiment was decommissioned.  Company F, the Lauderdale Rifles, disbanded and went home.

The unit roster below is of those who would report, with the Company F Commander, CPT Constantine Rea, to the trenches at Vicksburg.

For more information about the activities of the Lauderdale Rifles at Pensacola, Florida, please see the article "The Pensacola Expedition" on this web site.  Click Here to read the article.

 

Count First Middle Last Name Enlistment Date Enlistment Place Rank at Enlistment
1 C. S. Allen 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
2 J. A. Barnett 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
3 J. L. Blanks 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
4 William Boney 18 Feb 1862 Meridian, MS Private
5 W. C. Boykin 14 Jan 1863 Brookhaven, MS Private
6 S. L. Brewster 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
7 G. W. Broach Unknown Unknown Unknown
8 Samuel B. Brooks 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
9 R. W. Brown 13 Jan 1863 Brookhaven, MS Private
10 O. P. Crater 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
11 George W. Coats 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
12 Robert C. Cochran Unknown Unknown Private
13 J. W. Cole 19 May 1862 Meridian, MS 1st Sergeant
14 L. W. Coleman 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
15 James W. Crocker 01 Sep 1863 Meridian, MS Private
16 William Crocker about 1 Jan 1864 Marion, MS Private
17 A. Culpepper 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
18 H. D. Culpepper 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 4th Sergeant
19 G. Davidson 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
20 Pinkney A. Davidson(Davison) 15 Nov 1863 Unknown Private
21 R. E. Davidson 19 May 1862 Meridian, MS 4th Corporal
22 Thomas L. Davidson 10 May 1863 Meridian, MS Private
23 J. R. Denton Unknown Unknown Private
24 S. B. Denton 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
25 G. B. Dewitt 10 May 1865 Meridian, MS Private
26 Thomas S. Dunbar Unknown Unknown Unknown
27 A. Dunn 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
28 W. H. Farran Unknown Unknown Unknown
29 G. Finley 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 2nd Sergeant
30 Yancy Fleming 28 Jul 1863 Meridian, MS Unknown
31 W. P. Gabrell(or Gable) 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
32 M (or N) B. Garner 14 Jan 1863 Brookhaven, MS Private
33 D. G. Grantham 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
34 Silas H. Grantham 01 Sep 1863 Meridian, MS Private
35 William R. Grantham 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
36 Joseph Griffith 14 Jan 1863 Brookhaven, MS Private
37 E. A. Hagwood 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
38 William W. Harvey 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
39 I. W. Haynes 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
40 W. A. Henderson 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
41 John A. Hunt Unknown Unknown Unknown
42 J. G. Hunter Unknown Unknown Unknown
43 J. T. Hunter Unknown Unknown Unknown
44 O. F. Hunter Unknown Unknown Private
45 R. G. King 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
46 John W. Kitrell 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 5th Sergeant
47 Joseph Knight 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
48 Robert E. Leachman Unknown Unknown Unknown
49 L. W. Love 01 Sep 1863 Marion, MS Private
50 William M. McElroy 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
51 William F. McKinnon 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 1st Lieutenant
52 F. E. Moore 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
53 D.(or C.) C.(or T.) Nichols 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
54 A. J. Pearce(or Pierce) 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
55 F. Posey 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
56 W. H. H. Pridgen 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
57 T. P. Priester 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
58 J. Hamilton Ratcliff 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
59 L. W. Ratcliff 01 Sep 1863 Marion, MS Private
60 Constantine Rea
61 Richard N. Rea 01 Nov 1862 Meridian, MS 2nd Sergeant
62 W. T. Reed Unknown Unknown Private
63 George W. Reynolds 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
64 A. M. Rhodes 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 3rd Corporal
65 Aaron Roberts 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
66 A. Robinson 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
67 M. G. Roe 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 1st Corporal
68 William J. T. Rogers 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 2nd Corporal
69 D. Shannon 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
70 W. W. Shirley 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
71 P. Silk 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
72 J. C. Smith 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 3rd Sergeant
73 Lacy Smith 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
74 John Southern 01 Sep 1863 Marion, MS Private
75 Robert H. Southern 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
76 G. Stephens 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
77 A. Taylor 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
78 R. P. Thompson 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
79 J. S. Trawick 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Unknown
80 J. M. Trussell 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
81 William Tuggle 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
82 W. Wallace Unknown Unknown Unknown
83 D. Ward 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
84 Moses Ward 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
85 H. R. Weatherford 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
86 D. Welch 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
87 Estes White 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
88 J. White Unknown Unknown Private
89 Peter White Unknown Unknown Private
90 Thomas P. Wiggins 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 2nd Lieutenant
91 B. U. Williams 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
92 S. S. Williams 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS 3rd Lieutenant
93 J. M. Williamson 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Unknown
94 Jesse Womack 14 Jan 1863 Brookhaven, MS Private
95 S. Womack 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
96 James B. Wright 10 May 1862 Meridian, MS Private
97 Wesley W. Wright 02 Jun 1862 Meridian, MS Private

 


1841 Mississippi Yager Rifle
 

At the beginning of the war, these rifles were rebored from .54 to .58 caliber to accomadate the federal ammunition.

 

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This article was developed with the research assistance of Mr. Ward Calhoun and The Constantine Rea Historical Society.

Content Copyright 2008 W.L.White and The Constantine Rea Historical Society.

 

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