Category Archives: French’s Division

Ector’, Cockrell, Sears

John Thomas Knight, 39th Mississippi Infantry, Co E

John Thomas Knight 2. Rank, unit served with, etc.  Mississippi 39th Infantry, Barry Guards, Co. E 3. Any personal info about the soldier that you’re aware of – John Thomas Knight was an orphan who was never sent to school, … Continue reading

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C. W. McCain, 4th Mississippi Infantry

My greatgrandfather C.W. McCain 4th Miss. was wounded at Franklin but he remained on line . He also was at battle of nashville. His brother James captured battle of Nashville died at camp morton. C.W. escaped to Tupelo, Miss. for … Continue reading

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Col. William Wallace Witherspoon, 36th Mississippi Infantry

Col. William Wallace Witherspoon, was my great, great, great, uncle and he was killed at the Battle of Franklin. (36th Mississippi). If anyone has any info about him or his involvement here, I would love to gather all the info … Continue reading

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Ramon De Aragon, Maj, 9th TX Infantry, Senior surgeon

Another great-grandfather, Ramon De Aragon, Maj, 9th TX Inf, was the Senior Surgeon of Ector’s Brigade. Although Ector’s Brigade was not present during the battle, as the senior surgeon of Ector’s Brigade he would have been involved in the treating of the wounded at the … Continue reading

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Turpin Dickson Magee, 46th Mississippi Infantry

Turpin Dickson Magee, Major,  46th Mississippi Infantry Born Covington County, Miss on February 1, 1824. His oldest son, Lt Robert Jacob Magee was in the 4th Miss Cavalry. Raised Co. B, Covington Rebels of 6th Miss Battalion, later to be the 46th Miss Regt.  Appointed commander on … Continue reading

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Lt. Colonel Abram Harris, 14th Texas Cavalry

My GGG Grandfather was Lt. Colonel Abram Harris English born and Montgomery County, New York raised, he settled in Ft. Worth,Texas in 1849 after his U.S. Army service in the Mexican American War, becoming an early pioneer of the town. … Continue reading

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Francis Marion Cockrell, Brigadier General, 1st Missouri Brigade, French’s Division

I have been for the past few years very interested in my family history and Francis Marion Cockrell has definitely been a focal point.  I’ve since located his C.S.A soldier records, newspaper articles, books, etc that have given me a lot of … Continue reading

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