Mississippi Swampers: Company B, 44th Mississippi Infantry Roster

Officers:

Robert H. Humphreys – Captain: Age 30, June 11, 1861- killed at the Battle of Shiloh April 6, 1862.

James Moore – 1st. Lieutenant: Age 25, June 11, 1861- promoted Major, promoted Lt. Colonel May 8, 1862, wounded September 14, 1862 at Munfordville, Kentucky, died September 15, 1862.

Robert George Kelsey – 2nd Lieutenant: June 11, 1861- promoted 1st Lieutenant, wounded at Shiloh April 7, 1862,  promoted Captain commanding company April 15, 1862, commanding regiment in January 1864, appointed March 16, 1864 to Lt. Colonel, confirmed May 18, 1864, killed August 31, 1864 at the Battle of Jonesborough.

Andrew M. Byrns – Brev. 2nd Lt: Age 22, August 7,1861- resigned December 26, 1861.

T.R. Sadler – First Sergeant: Age 27, June 11, 1861- promoted 2nd Lieutenant, promoted 2nd Lieutenant, resigned June 14, 1862.

John T. Willis – Second Sergeant: Age 27, June 11, 1861- promoted 3rd Lieutenant, promoted 2nd Lieutenant, discharged July 12, 1862 at Saltillo, MS.

J.C. Campbell – Private: Age 25, June 11, 1861- promoted 4th Corporal Sept. 1, 1861, promoted 3rd Sergeant, promoted 3rd Lieutenant April 15, 1862, promoted 2nd Lieutenant August 29,1862, detached Jan. 23, 1863 to go after conscripts by General Pillow.

W.W. Chears – 3rd Corporal: Age 22, June 11, 1861- promoted 3rd Lieutenant August 29,1862, resigned December 3, 1862.

J.F. Stewart – Private: September 26,1861 at Columbus, KY- promoted 3rd Lieutenant May 8, 1862, promoted 1st Lieutenant August 27, 1862, wounded at the Battle of Chicakamaugua September 20, 1863, promoted Captain April 1, 1864, killed on picket duty near Turner’s Ferry, Georgia July 7,1864.

Enlisted and Noncommissioned:

Alcorn, W.A.- private: Age 21, June 11, 1861- discharged Jan. 20, 1861

Algood, J. – private: March 6, 1862 at Humbolt, TN- sent home sick form Corinth April 24, 1862, dropped from roll Feb. 20, 1863, listed as deserter and residence at Austin June 11, 1862.

Anderson, James – private: Age 46, June 11, 1861- discharge before the battalion was organized.

Babjohn, G. – private: November 13, 1862 – paroled prisoner, no other records

Barnett, J.C. – private: Age 20, June 11, 1861- promoted Corporal Jan 15, 1862, wounded at Shiloh, dropped from roll Feb. 20, 1863.

Baynes, James- private: Age 22, June 11, 1861- identified present throughout war, listed as prisoner of war June 10,1865 at Memphis, TN.

Beard, W.H. – private: Age 22, June 11, 1861- deserted June 13, 1862

Beasley, J.A.- private: September 24, 1861 at Columbus, KY- only one card

Blundell, J.W. – private: March 6, 1862 at Humbolt, TN- wounded at Shiloh, discharged April 9, 1862.

Boyle, H.T.- private: Age 22, June 11, 1861- detailed to care for his wounded brother in Memphis, deserted June 17, 1862 and residence Austin.

Boyle, Alex – private: Age 25, June 11, 1862 – deserted June 17, 1862.

Boyle, Robert – private: Age 27- June 11, 1862- wounded at Battle of Shiloh and died April 17, 1862.

Brammer, R.H. – private: Age 21- June 11, 1862- promoted 2nd Corporal August 29,1862, deserted September 23, 1862 at Bardstown and residence Kentucky.

Brammer, W.H. – pivate: June 11, 1861- discharge in 1861 before battalion organized.

Bratton, Thomas – 3rd Sergeant: June 11, 1861- promoted to 1st Sergeant in Jan. 1862, wounded at Shiloh April 6, 1862, transferred to Field and Staff as Ordinance Sergeant August 29, 1862 by Colonel Moore, was sent to hospital Feb. 10, 1864.

Brown, B.B. – private: Feb. 28, 1862 at Columbus, KY- discharged July 11, 1862, did not get his discharge, but remained at hospital until his return to the company Jan. 10, 1863. Was at the hospital at Saltillo, MS, discharge was revoked by General Bragg on Jan. 25, 1863, killed at Atlanta July 22, 1864.

Bruer, John – private: October 10, 1862 at Austin by Capt. Kelsey, sent to hospital at Tullahoma November 19, 1862, died April 19, 1863.

Busby, J.A. – private: September 24, 1861 at Columbus,KY- discharged September 10, 1862.

Busby, J.W. – private: September 24, 1861 at Columbus, KY- wounded at Murfreesboro Dec. 31, 1862, wounded at Chicamaugua September 20, 1863, captured by enemy while at home on furlough in Coahoma County November 20, 1863, sent to Memphis and then Alton, Ill, sent to Ft. Delaware on April 14, 1864, exchanged October 20, 1864, paroled at Memphis, TN in 1865.

Byrn, C.C.- private: August 15, 1861 at New Madrid- sick June 22, 1862 and discharged September 10, 1862.

Byrn, James – private: Age 30, June 11, 1861 – wounded at Franklin, TN Nov. 30,1864 and captured.

Cammack, B.L.- private: Feb. 28, 1862 at Columbus, MS – detailed August 10,  1863 to Brigade Quartermaster Dept. by General Anderson, Captured in Coahoma County Feb. 10, 1865.

Cammack, E.L. – private: Feb. 28,1862 at Columbus, MS- sent to hospital August 4, 1862, reenlisted June 28, 1864, wounded near Atlanta July 28, 1864, paroled at Memphis June 15, 1865, listed his home as Friars Point.

Cammack, J.S.- private: Age 20, June 11, 1861- one card

Clark, Robert – private: May 28, 1861 at New Madrid, MO, promoted to corporal then reduced back to private, killed at Murfreesboro December 31, 1862.

Chambers, W.W. – private: Age 22, June 11, 1861- promoted to 2nd Corporal October 22, 1862, died May 1, 1863 at hospital in Oxford with fever.

Combs, Harry – 1st Corporal: Age 22, June 11, 1861 – was made color bearer, promoted Sergeant, deserted Nov. 11, 1862.

Cooper, A.J. – private: Age 25, June 11, 1861 – one card

Cooper, J.L. – private: Age 21, June 11, 1861 – discharged September 1, 1861.

Cooper, Samuel – private: Age 22, June 11, 1861- discharged October 1, 1861.

Cooper, W.S. – private: Age 18, June 11, 1861 – discharged before muster July 11.

Craft, John – private: Age 16, June 11, 1861 – died August 10, 1861 of congestive chill.

Cummeford, J.P. – private: Age 27, June 11, 1861 – deserted June 28, 1862, residence Friars Point.

Curie, Eugene M. – private: Age 19, April 11, 1864 at Austin – wounded and captured at Franklin December 1, 1864, right leg amputated, forwarded to Louisville and discharged April 3, 1865, took oath June 11, 1865.

Dearing, M.L. – private: Age 30, June 11, 1861- wounded at Shiloh and sent home May 17, dropped from roll Feb. 20, 1863, residence Austin.

Dooley, B.A. – private: Age 22, June 11, 1861 – wounded at Shiloh and captured, died May 1, 1862.

Dunn, P. – prisoner of war record Nov. 13, 1862, no other records.

Durett, M.H. – 2nd Corporal: Age 27, June 11, 1861 – promoted to Sergeant Major October 22, 1861, detailed as regimental wagon master August 29, 1862, Division Forage master October 1, 1863 by General Anderson, listed as forage master for Hindman’s Division Jan. 1864.

Eason, Abner – private: Age 24, June 11, 1861 – deserted August 1863 at Bridgeport, Alabama, captured and took oath August 25, 1863.

Fitzgerald, E.F. – private: Age 22, June 11, 1861 – killed April 6 at Shiloh.

Floyd, J.M. – private: Age 28, June 11, 1861 – one card

Ford, W.W. – private: Age 30, June 11, 1861 – discharged July 25, 1862 at Saltillo, MS.

Gebbert, H. – private: Age 29, June 11, 1861- deserted June 28, 1862, listed home at Austin.

Gilbert, Samuel – private: Age 28, June 11, 1861 – slightly wounded at Murfreesboro in hand December 31, 1862, captured at Buck Island, Tunica County March 23, 1865, took oath and released from Memphis April 19, 1865.

Grutch, John – private: Age 39, June 11, 1861 – wounded at Shiloh and discharged September 23, 1862.

Halbert, E.H. – POW card, captured March 11, 1863 at Ravensford Creek, Tennessee.

Halter, J. – private: January 6, 1862 at Columbus- deserted November 24, 1862, see personal papers of John D. Trotter.

Henry, M.J. – private: Age 27, June 11, 1861 – died October 10, 1861.

Holloway, Z.M. – drum major: Age 24, June 11, 1861 – killed April 6, 1862 at Shiloh.

Hudson, S.H. – private: August 15, 1861 at New Madrid – deserted June 17, 1862.

Hudson, Spears H. – 2nd Sergeant: Age 20, June 11, 1861 – wounded April 6, 1862 at Shiloh, detailed to tend to sick at private house in Tupelo June 27, deserted July 3, 1862 and lists home as Austin.

Jackson, B.F. – 4th Corporal: June 11, 1861 – discharged October 24, 1861.

Jacope, Peter – private: Age 24, June 11, 1861 – deserted June 13, 1862, listed home at Austin.

James, W.J. – private: January 6, 1862 at Columbus – deserted Nov. 24,1862, John D. Trotter raising a company in Mississippi.

Jeffries, Henry J. – private: Age 18, June 11, 1861 – wounded and captured at Murfreesboro December 31, 1862, died Jan. 19, 1863 from wound.

Johnson, Aaron, M. – private: Age 22, June 11, 1861 – wounded near Atlanta July 22, 1864 and died September 17, 1864.

Johnson, W.G. – private: Age 21, June 11, 1861 – deserted June 21, 1862, residence near Arkabutla.

Jones, David A. – private: Feb. 6, 1862 at Columbus – sick at Corinth May 28, 1862, deserted, captured in Monroe county, Arkansas Jan. 12, 1863, resides in Austin.

Jones, Dudley S. – private: Age 23, June 11, 1861 – promoted Corporal, promoted to 1st Sergeant August 29, 1862, listed as deserter Feb. 2, 1864, reinstated from desertion May 20, 1864 by General Johnson, sent to hospital, paroled at Memphis May 25, 1865.

Kain, Patrick – private: Age 31, June 11, 1861 – sick at Corinth May 5, 1862, listed as deserter and residence Tunica.

Kirby, N.S. – private: Age 23, June 11, 1861 – wounded at Shiloh and sent home April 9, discharged August 11, 1862, residence Swan Lake, MS.

Knox, J.W. – private: Age 17, June 11, 1861 – wounded in battle near Atlanta July 22, 1864 and died at division hospital  July 24, 1864.

Lavier, John – private: Age 23, June 11, 1861 – deserted Bardstown, KY September 25, 1862.

Ledbetter, Alex – private: June 11, 1861 – died October 26, 1861.

Lewis, C.J. – POW card, captured at Chickamaugua September 12, 1863, took oath.

Magee, P. – private: one card July 25, 1864 at Enterprise.

Malilly, J.W. – private: February 28, 1862 at Columbus – wounded at Shiloh and sent home April 9, 1862. dropped from roll in 1863, listed home as Friars Point.

McCray, G.F. – private: June 11, 1861 – listed as wagoneer.

McElroy, T.F. – private: Age 19, June 11, 1861 – deserted June 13, 1862.

McGowan, H. – private: April 20, 1862 at Corinth – dropped as deserter March 18, 1864, reinstated May 6, 1864.

McInvale, Jesse – private: March 6, 1862 at Humbolt – wounded and captured at Shiloh, died near Shiloh April 10, 1862.

McKnight, A.J. – private: Age 22, June 11, 1861 – sent to hospital June 20,  1863.

Miller, J.B. – private: Age 23, June 11, 1861 – promoted to 3rd Sergeant August 29, 1863, detailed to go to Coahoma, MS and pick up blankets for company October 1862, deserted July 1, 1863 at Tullahoma, captured July 2, 1863 at Shelbyville, took oath, reported to have gone north of Ohio River and enlisted in the 3rd Kentucky Battery, Federal.

Neblett, Benjamin – private: Age 25, June 11, 1861 – appears on last card as present in August 1864.

Neblett, E.G. – private: April 24, 1864 at Austin – appears on last card as present in August 1864.

Neblett, J.N. – private: Age 20, June 11, 1861 – promoted to 4th Corporal August 29, 1862, promoted to 2nd Corporal  December 1862, present on last card in August 1864.

Oliphant, Theodore – private: Age 16, June 11, 1861 – killed at Battle of Shiloh.

Owen, F.M. – private: Age 27, June 11, 1861 – died September 27, 1861.

Owen, J.B. – private: Age 29, June 11, 1861 – wounded at Shiloh and sent home April 20, dropped Feb. 1863.

Parish, C. – private: February 20, 1862 at Columbus – sent off sick May 25, 1862, dropped Feb. 20, 1863.

Parker, S. – private: February 20, 1862 at Columbus – sent home sick and dropped Feb. 20, 1863.

Polston, L.D. – private: September 27, 1861 at Columbus, KY- deserted June 21, 1862, residence Austin.

Porter, W.D. – private: Age 22, June 11, 1861 – died May 7, 1863 of typhoid fever at Shelbyville, TN.

Poston, F.N. – private: January 20, 1864 at Austin – present on last card in August 1864.

Poston, L.A. – private: Age 20, June 11, 1861 – promoted 3rd Corporal August 29, 1862, promoted 1st Corporal December 1862, promoted to 2nd Sergeant April 15, 1864, killed in battle near Atlanta on July 22, 1864.

Riley, John – private: Age 24, June 11, 1861 – transferred to 9th Miss. Sharpshooters June 21, 1862.

Roy, O.B. – private: October 10, 1862 at Austin – killed November 23, 1863 in Battle of Missionary Ridge.

Sample, J.P. private: Age 24, June 11, 1861- promoted to 4th Sergeant in 1862, left at Hopkinsville, KY sick September 10, 1862, died April 19, 1863.

Savage, J.F. – private: August 15, 1861 at New Madrid, MO – died Nov. 20,  1861 in Columbus, KY.

Schelgle, John – private: Age 25, June 11, 1861 – deserted June 13, 1862, residence Austin.

Shambo, P. – private: Age 27, June 11, 1861 – discharged October 28, 1862.

Shaw, W.W. – private: Age 23, June 11, 1861 – discharged September 23, 1861.

Snell, J.F. – private: Age 28, June 11, 1861 – only one card

Stoddard, J.H. – private: Age 20, June 11, 1861 – died August 14, 1861.

Strothers, David – private: Age 24, June 11, 1861 – died May 27, 1862.

Sullivan, Thomas – private: Age 30, June 11, 1861 – discharged July 23, 1862.

Truman, George – private: Age 23, June 11, 1861 – promoted to Corporal, promoted to 4th Sergeant, promoted to 2nd Sergeant August 29, 1862, promoted to 1st Sergeant April 15, 1864, wounded near Atlanta on July 28, 1864, paroled at Memphis May 25, 1865.

Valentine, W.L. – private: Age 27, June 11, 1861 – sent to hospital at Turners Station August 28, 1862 to be a nurse, detailed as nurse March 23, 1863, wounded August 22, 1864  near Atlanta, made ward master at hospital near Chatanooga, TN.

Ward, James – private: February 28, 1862 at Columbus – died April 20, 1862 of typhoid fever.

Ward, John – private: March 6, 1862 near Tupelo – died April 1, 1862.

Ward, L.A. – private: February 20, 1862 at Columbus – died April 17, 1862 at Corinth.

Watkins, R. – one card stating deserted June 28, 1862 near Tullahoma

Weathers, C. – private:  June 11, 1861 – wounded at Shiloh, died April 28, 1862.

Weathers, Henry – private: March 6, 1862 at Humbolt – died April 27, 1862 at Corinth.

West, James – private: Age 25, June 11, 1861 – deserted June 21, 1862, residence Friars Point.

White, R.H. – private: Age 30, June 11, 1861 – detailed hospital ward master Macon, MS March 13, 1862, deserted Nov. 24, 1862.

Willis, H. – one card- paroled at Taladega, Al May 25, 1865.

Witter, J.W. – private: Age 22, June 11, 1861 – wounded at Shiloh, promoted Corporal, present on last card in 1864, provost guard August 1864.

Wommack, J.H. – private: Age 19, June 11, 1861 – transferred to 9th Mississippi Sharpshooters June 21, 1862.

Yarborrough, W.S. – private: Age 17, June 11, 1861 – died September 14, 1861 of typhoid fever.

 

Sources:

The National Archives: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who served in Organizations form the State of Mississippi.  Rolls: 406,407,408, and 409; 44th Mississippi Infantry, Washington 1959.

 

 

 

 

 

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