John Robert Whitesides Co.C, 10th Mississippi

I have two great grandfathers who fought at Franklin.
Gideon George Garner Co.H, 43rd Mississippi and John Robert Whitesides Co.C, 10th Mississippi.

John Robert Whitesides was on the left of the line near Carter’s hill during the battle of Franklin. The 10th Mississippi was commanded by Lieut. Col. Sims. This unit was part of General S.E. Lee’s corps, General Edward Johnston’s division and Brigadier General Sharp’s Brigade. The unit entered the battle after dark and were sent to support General Brown’s troops. The 10th ,(part of the  “high pressure brigade”) passed through the locust thicket and was able to charge over the enemies breast work where they engaged in hand to hand combat. John Robert Whitesides also took part in the battles of Nashville and Bentonville. He survived the war, returned to Itawamba County and later moved his family to southeastern Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). John died in 1902 and is buried at Brown Prairie Cemetery, Cravens, Oklahoma

Bill Garner

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2 Responses to John Robert Whitesides Co.C, 10th Mississippi

  1. Rhonda Lunsford says:

    Samuel Oliver Black-10th Mississippi, Co. K.

    Cpl-2nd Lt. Son of David Abbott Black and Mary Ardra Young Black.
    Second son out of eight daughters. Samuel was born 17 Feb 1844, in Wilcox Co. Alabama. His family moved to Cotton Plant, Tippah Co. Mississippi by October 4, 1850.

    Samuel joined to fight after the family lost Samuel’s brother, James P. Black who fought for the CSA , 2nd Mississippi Inf. Co. F. James lost his life at the Battle of Sharpsburg .

    James P.Black, joined in Tippah Co., Mississippi, enrolled by Capt. Davis.
    James was born in Lincoln Co., Tenn., he was 21 years of age when James joined, joined on Wed, May 1st 1861. Was appointed 4th Corporal on 26 Jul 1861 and appointed 5th Sergeant on 24 Apr 1862.

  2. Jean Middlebrooks Shroyer says:

    The John Robert Whitesides here mentioned is related to the Garners and Middlebrooks correct?
    Advise. Thx Jean Shroyer

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