Category Archives: Sear’s Brigade

Sears’s Brigade

BG Claudius Sears
4th Mississippi
35th Mississippi
36th Mississippi
39th Mississippi
46th Mississippi
7th Mississippi Battalion

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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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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John Marshall Eakin, Corpl Company G, 46th Mississippi

John Marshal Eakin was my great grandfather. He was a Corporal in the 46th MS, Company G, Dear’s Brigade, French’s Division. The 46th MS were known as the Singleton Guard. Eakin was born on May 2, 1841 in Smith County, … Continue reading

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Robert Patten, Company E, 4th Mississippi Infantry

My great-grandfather on my mother’s side (He was my great-grandfather on my mother’s side. Patten>Longhurst>Trebing)  fought at the Battle of Franklin. Pvt Robert Patten, 4th. Mississippi Infantry,  Company E of Sears Brigade (Claudius W. Sears),  General Sam French’s Division, A.P. … Continue reading

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