The Swampers Finish the War (Chapter 5)

The Mississippi Swampers of Company B had come a long way from home since June 11, 1861 when they were mustered into Confederate service, but they would have still further … Continue reading The Swampers Finish the War (Chapter 5)

River of Death: Chickamaugua and the 44th Mississippi (Chapter 4)

After their defeat at Murfreesboro, the men of the Army of Tennessee slogged southward.  Major Thompson retained command of Blythe’s regiment.  According to company records, they marched from January 4th … Continue reading River of Death: Chickamaugua and the 44th Mississippi (Chapter 4)

Mississippi Swampers: Company B, 44th Mississippi Infantry Roster (Chapter 2)

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- … Continue reading Mississippi Swampers: Company B, 44th Mississippi Infantry Roster (Chapter 2)

Mississippi Swampers are Born: Battle of Belmont and Shiloh (Chapter 1)

      The Mississippi Swampers were organized at Memphis, Tennessee on June 11, 1861.  It’s origins go further south though.  Robert J. Humphreys was the popular sheriff of Tunica … Continue reading Mississippi Swampers are Born: Battle of Belmont and Shiloh (Chapter 1)