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Tag: Coahoma County in the Civil War

Life and death of a Partisan

On March 16, 1863 the 3rd Iowa Cavalry marched into the small settlement of Mound Place in Northern Coahoma County.  They were led by Major John Willock Noble who stationed his men at Hunt’s Mill.  Hunt’s Mill was a saw mill at the center of this farming community.  Even though the area was occupied territory,… Read More ›

Battle of Brown’s Gin

47th Indiana Volunteers On August 11, 1862 a brief, but deadly battle took place on the the line between Tunica and Coahoma counties in Northwest Mississippi.  Company A of the 47th Indiana Volunteers consisting of forty five men and thirteen cavalry were attacked by an unknown number of Confederates at Brown’s gin. The Union soldiers… Read More ›

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:… Read More ›

Nancy Lindsley’s Saga on the Pass

Nancy was the daughter of Samuel and Susanna Brown.  She was born in Kentucky around 1815.  Her parents were married on September 14, 1807 in Garrard County, Kentucky.  Samuel was an ordained minister.  She had a large family and one of her brothers was Issac N. Brown, who would become famous as Captain of the… Read More ›

Tunica and Coahoma enter the Civil War

On January 20, 1861, Mississippi State troops under orders from Governor John J. Pettus occupied the unfinished U.S. fort on Ship Island in the Gulf of Mexico.  One day later, the Congressional delegation from Mississippi withdrew from Washington with Senator Jefferson Davis being the last to leave.  The Army of Mississippi was organized on January… Read More ›

Coahoma Invincibles: Company B, 11th Mississippi

The Coahoma Invincibles were organized in Friars Point in Coahoma County, Mississippi.  Their officers were Captain Samuel N. Delany, First Lieutenant L.D. Suddoth, Second Lieutenant Tidinee L. Johnson, and Third Lieutenant John F. Cox. Samuel N. Delany listed his profession as lawyer; Lt. Johnson was a farmer; and John F. Cox was a lawyer.  Among… Read More ›

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