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Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah

Colonel W C Falkner

Colonel W C Falkner, commanding the 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Second Mississippi Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for one year 10 May, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Virginia, 20 July, 1861. Stationed at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL W C FALKNER
Captain W C Falkner, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Company F, was appointed colonel, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, on 10 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL B B BOONE
Captain B B Boone, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Company A, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, at Lynchburg, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861.

MAJOR D W HUMPREYS
Second Lieutenant D W Humpreys, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Company B, was appointed major, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, at Lynchburg, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861.

Company A Tishomingo Rifles: CAPT. J M LEeTH
The company was accepted in state service for one year, under the command of Captain B B Boone, at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 20 February, 1861, and was mustered instate service for one year at Jacinto and Rienzi, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, on 30 April, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, the same day and arrived by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad on 30 April, 1861. The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861, and First Lieuetenant J M Leeth, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Company A, was appointed captain, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Company A, the same day. Captain B B Boone, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Company A, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, at Lynchburg, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861.
Company B O'Connor Rifles: CAPT. J H BUCHANAN
The company was accepted in state service at Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, by Captain J R Chalmers, Irrepressibles, on 4 March, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 30 April, 1861. The company was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, at 9 AM the same day and was accompanied by the Magnolia Rifles. The company arrived at Camp Wolf, near Wolf Creek, at 3 PM on 30 April, 1861, and was ordered to Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee, at 5 AM on 1 May, 1861. The company arrived at Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee, at 9 AM the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, at 1 PM on 1 May, 1861. The company arrived at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, at 5 PM the same day and was accepted in Confederate service for one year on 1 May, 1861.
Company C Town Creek Rifles: CAPT. W C BROMLEY
The company was accepted in state service at Verona, Itawamba County, Mississippi, on 6 February, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 27 February, 1861. The company was accepted in Confederate state service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861.
Company D Joe Matthews Rifles or Beck Rifles: CAPT. W D BECK
The company was accepted in state service at Pine Grove, Tippah County, Mississippi, on 9 March, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 27 April, 1861. The company was ordered to Lamar, Benton County, Mississippi, the same day and proceeded by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861. The company arrived at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, the same day and was accepted in Confederate service for one year on 1 May, 1861.
Company E Calhoun Rifles: CAPT. J F Booth
The company was accepted in state service at Saltillo, Lee County, Mississippi, on 18 February, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 30 April, 1861. The company was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861, and arrived the same day. The company was was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861.
Company F Magnolia Rifles or Guards: CAPT. W L DAVIS
The company was accepted in state service for one year at Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, under the command of Captain W C Falkner, on 4 March, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year service on 30 April, 1861. The company was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, at 9 AM the same day and was accompanied by the Magnolia Rifles. The company arrived at Camp Wolf, near Wolf Creek, at 3 PM on 30 April, 1861, and was ordered to Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee, at 5 AM on 1 May, 1861. The company arrived at Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee, at 9 AM the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, at 1 PM on 1 May, 1861. The company arrived at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, at 5 PM the same day and was accepted in Confederate service for one year on 1 May, 1861. First Lieuetenant W L Davis, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Company F, was appointed captain, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Company F, the same day and Captain W C Falkner, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Company F, was appointed colonel, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, on 10 May, 1861.
 
Company G Pontotoc Minutemen: CAPT. H R MILLER
The company was accepted in state at Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, on 2 March 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 30 April, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, the same day and arrived via Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, on 30 April, 1861. The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861.
Company H Conewah Rifles: CAPT. S H Taylor
The company was accepted in state service at Chesterville, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, on 1 March, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 29 April, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, the same day and arrived via Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861. The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861.
Company I Cherry Creek Rifles: CAPT. J B HERRING
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Cherry Creek, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, on 27 April, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861.
Company K Iuka Rifles: CAPT. J M STONE
The company was accepted in state service at Iuka, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, on 6 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 30 April, 1861. The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 1 May, 1861.
Company L Liberty Guards: CAPT. R STOREY
The company was accepted in Confederate service for three years at Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, on 3 March, 1862, and was ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Corinth, Mississippi, on 19 March, 1862. The company arrived at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 20 March, 1862, and was mustered in Confederate service on 23 March, 1862. The company was ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 24 March, 1862. The company arrived by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 6 April, 1862.

Sources

"Five companies of volunteers, averaging one hundred men, from Mississippi, reached Lynchburg yesterday morning - Tishomingo Rifles, Capt. Reynolds; the Town Creek Rifles, Capt. W. C. Bromley; the Magnolia Rifles, Capt. Davis; the Beck Rifles, Capt. W. D. Beck; and the Cherry Creek Rifles."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 10 May, 1861 - Arrival of Mississippi troops

"Five more companies from Mississippi - the O'Connor Rilles, Coonawa Rifles, Calhoun Rifles, Iuka Rifles, and the Pontotoc Minute Men," - about five hundred strong - arrived in this city yesterday, and, together with the companies which arrived Wednesday, composed the Second Regiment of Mississippi."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 11 May, 1861 - Arrival of more Mississippi troops

"The New York Times of 2 August, 1861, stated that the 2nd Mississippi Infantry, commanded by Col William C. Faulkner, were uniformed exactly like one of the Minnesota regiments, occasioning a mistake in the late battle at First Manassas on 21 July. As the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry wore red shirts at First Manassas, this would indicate that by the time they reached Virginia the 2nd Mississippi were still wearing the red flannel shirts prescribed for fatigue by the Military Board in March."

The Confederate Army 1861-65 No.1: South Carolina & Mississippi, text by R Field & illustrated by R Hook

Civil War diary of Augustus L. P. Vairin, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A., edited by Andrew Brown

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 32, Serial No.44: Record of events for the Second Mississipi Infantry, February 1861-March 1865, edited by James B Hewett

Military history of Mississippi, 1803-1898, taken from the official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908, by Dunbar Rowland

Notes

The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 30 April, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service on 1 May, 1861.

Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, to Lynchburg, Virginia, Companies A, C, D, F, & I, 5-8 May, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Companies A, C, D, F, and I, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel B B Boon and Major D W Humphreys, were ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, at 1 PM on 5 May, 1861, and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad on 8 May, 1861.

Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, to Lynchburg, Virginia, Companies B, E, G, H, & K, 5-9 May, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Companies B, E, G, H, and K, under the command of Colonel W B Falkner, were ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, at 2 PM on 5 May, 1861, and arrived at Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, at 8 PM the same day. Companies B, E, G, H, and K were ordered to Stevenson, Jackson County, Alabama, in the evening on 5 May, 1861, and arrived at 8 AM on 6 May, 1861. The 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Companies B, E, G, H, and K, were ordered to proceed by the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad to Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, at 11 AM the same day and arrived at 6 PM on 6 May, 1861. Companies B, E, G, H, and K were ordered to Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, at 7 PM the same day and arrived at 8 PM on 7 May, 1861. The 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Companies B, E, G, H, and K, was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, at 9 AM on 8 May, 1861, and arrived at Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia, at 5.30 PM the same day. Companies B, E, G, H, and K were ordered to Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, at 6 PM on 8 May, 1861, and arrived at Lynchburg, Virginia, at 12 AM on 9 May, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Lynchburg, Virginia, 10 May, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, at 12 PM on 10 May, 1861.

Note: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was stationed at Camp Walker, near Lynchburg, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861.

Lynchburg to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, 17-20 May, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 6 AM on 17 May, 1861, and arrived at Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, at 4 PM the same day. The regiment arrived at Manassas Junction via Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, at 12 AM on 18 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, at 10.30 AM the same day. The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was accompanied by the 11th Mississippi Infantry and arrived at Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, at 4.30 PM on 18 May, 1861. The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Valley Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 7.30 AM on 19 May, 1861, and arrived at 3.30 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 20 May, 1861, and arrived at 12 PM the same day.

Bolivar Heights, near Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, 21 May, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to Bolivar Heights, near Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 3 PM on 21 May, 1861.

Evacuation Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, 15 June, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry evacuated Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 9 AM on 15 June, 1861, and arrived by the Charlestown Turnpike at Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 3 PM the same day. The regiment encamped at Camp Johnston, near Bull Skin Run, between Charlestown, Jefferson County, and Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 5 PM on 15 June, 1861.

Note: The sick of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry were ordered to proceed by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 13 June, 1861.

Charlestown, Jefferson County, to Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, 16 June, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 9 AM on 16 June, 1861, and arrived via Smithfield, Berkeley County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day. The regiment encamped on Mill Creek, near Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, in the evening on 16 June, 1861.

Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, to Stephenson's Depot, Frederick County, Virginia, 17 June, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Valley Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 1 PM on 17 June, 1861, and arrived near Stephenson's Depot, Frederick County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, under the command of Senior Colonel W C Falkner, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, near Stephenson's Depot, Frederick County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861.

Stephenson's Depot to heights near Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 19 June, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861, and arrived at the heights near Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: Brigadier General B E Bee was assigned to command the Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, at the heights near Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861.

Winchester, Frederick County, to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, 28-29 June, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 12 AM on 28 June, 1861, and arrived via Hallstown, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 7 AM the same day. The regiment destroyed the railroad stock on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and to recovered public property on 28 June, 1861, and was to proceed to Hallstown, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 2 PM the same day. The 2nd Mississippi Infantry arrived by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 12 AM the on 29 June, 1861.

Winchester, Frederick County, to Darkesville, Berkeley County, Virginia, 2-7 July, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Valley Turnpike to Darkesville, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 12 PM on 2 July, 1861, and arrived via Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 3 July, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 7 July, 1861, and arrived at the heights near Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 5 PM the same day.

The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.1, Headquarters, Army of the Shenandoah, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 1 AM on 18 July, 1861.

Winchester, Frederick County, to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, 18-19 July, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, via Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, at 11 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered across the Shenandoah River at Berry's Ferry, Clarke County, Virginia, in the evening on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at Piedmont Station via Ashby's Gap, Paris, and Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 9 PM on 19 July, 1861.

Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 20 July, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 2 AM on 20 July, 1861, and was accompanied by General J E Johnston, Confederate States Army, and Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah. The regiment arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 9.30 AM the same day and was ordered to McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 11 AM on 20 July, 1861.

Note: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was stationed at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 20 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the 2nd Mississippi Infantry arrived at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, to the battlefield, 23 July, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered near the battlefield in the morning on 23 July, 1861.

Battlefield to the Bull Run River, 25 July, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to the Bull Run River in the evening on 25 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Bee, on the Bull Run River, the same day.

Bull Run River to Broad Run, near Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, 3 August, 1861: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was ordered to Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 3 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Jones, on Broad Run, near Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, the same day.

Reorganised near Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 21 April, 1862: The 11th Mississippi Infantry was reorganised near Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 21 April, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 2nd Mississippi Infantry surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah: Captain B E Bee, 10th United States Infantry, Company D, resigned on 3 March, 1861, and was appointed lieutenant colonel, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 4 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel B E Bee, infantry, Confederate States Army, was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, at Richmond, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861, and was mortally wounded at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861. He died in the vicinity of Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861.

Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 September, 1861: Major General G W Smith, Confederate States Army, was assigned to the command the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, by General Orders No.31, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, on 25 September, 1861.

The 2nd Mississippi Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General W H C Whiting, on 25 September, 1861.

Reports

Supplement to the Official Records, Volume 1, REPORTS TO ADDENDUM: Series I, Volume 2, pp185-189
Major H C Whiting, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, dated Camp Bee, on the Bull Run River, 1 August, 1861

Supplement to the Official Records, Volume 1, REPORTS TO ADDENDUM: Series I, Volume 2, pp191-193
Adjutant General & Brigadier General S R Gist (South Carolina), Major R A Howard (Texas), and Captain A Vander Horst (South Carolina), aides to Brigadier General B E Bee, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah