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Officers of the 3rd (23rd) Mississippi

Clipped from The Clarion, published in Southern Sentinel, Jan. 22, 1885

Colonel..........T. J. Davidson                Lt. Col........Joseph M. Wells
Major............W. E. Rogers                 Quartermaster..C. G. Blount
Commissary.......J. D. Rogers               Adjutant-Lt....W. T. Stricklin
Sergeant-Major...S. A. Gassaway        Chaplain.......H. H. Robison

FALKNER GUARDS  (Co. B from Orizaba and Dumas)
Tendered July 16, 1861; mustered at Orizaba, July 13, 1861.
Mustering officer, Capt. E. M. Wells
Capt........R. I. Hill 2nd Lt........V. B. Dickson
1st Lt......M. P. Harbin 3rd Lt........J. B. Purnell
Whole number 79

THOMPSON INVINCIBLES (Co. E from Old Carrolville)
Tendered and mustered in Tippah County, Sept. 16, 1861.
Mustering officer, Capt. J. C. McIntyre
Capt........J. H. Kennedy
1st Lt......James H. Chism
Whole number 69

MOLINO RIFLES  (Co. H from Molino)
Tendered May 13, 1861; mustered at Molino, June 15, 1861.
Mustering officer, Capt. E. M. Wells
Capt.......E. M. Wells 2nd Lt.......John W. Douglass
1st Lt.....Newton W. Roach 3rd Lt.......John T. Stringfellow
Whole number 90

TIPPAH RIFLEMEN  (Co. G from Ripley and Ruckersville)
Tendered May 6, 1861; mustered at Ripley, June 2, 1861.
Mustering officer, Capt. A. L. Lindsey
Capt.......Moses McCarley 2nd Lt.......John H. Riddlesperger
1st Lt.....H. A. Stephens 3rd Lt.......J. M. Childs
Whole number 57

BLOUNT GUARDS
Tendered July 15, 1861; mustered at Ripley, Aug. 13, 1861.
Mustering officer, Capt. C. G. Blount
Capt.......C. G. Blount 2nd Lt........A. J. Gibson
1st Lt.....R. M. Swindall 3rd Lt........J. F. McBride
Whole number 103

TIPPAH TIGERS  (Co. C from Jonesboro and Ruckersville)
Tendered July 20, 1861; mustered at Ruckersville, Aug. 8, 1861.
Mustering officer, Capt. P. Holcomb
Capt.......P. Holcomb 2nd Lt.........G. W. B. Garrett
1st Lt.....N. L. Dazey 3rd Lt.........Joseph Y. Moore
Whole number 52

T. B. STUBBS RIFLES
Tendered  and mustered in Tippah County, July 15, 1861.
Mustering officer, Lt. Thomas
Capt.....R. R. Knight 2nd Lt.........J. D. Henson
1st Lt...J. O. Thomas 3rd Lt.........E. Roberts
Whole number 78

This entire regiment was from Tippah County except one company from Friars
Point, Coahoma County.


NOTE 1: The article clipped from The Clarion refers to THE OFFICERS OF THE 3RD MISSISSIPPI, however the regiment is more commonly recognized as the 23RD MISSISSIPPI.

NOTE 2: The company BLOUNT GUARDS was later assigned as Company A.

NOTE 3: The company T. B. STUBBS RIFLES was later consolidated  with Company E; Captain Reuben Ransom Knight from Dumas died in early 1862.

NOTE 4: Lt. Colonel Joseph M. Wells was later promoted to Colonel.

NOTE 5: Captain Moses McCarley was later promoted to Lt. Colonel.

NOTE 6: 2nd Lt. George W. B. Garrett was later promoted to Major.
 

Submitted by James C. Garrett
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