25th Infantry Regiment [also called 1st Mississippi Valley Regiment] was organized during summer of 1861 with seven companies from Mississippi and three from Tennessee. The men from Mississippi and three from Tennessee. The men from Mississippi were recruited in Washington, Bolivar, Coahoma, and Tunica counties. In November the unit contained 32 officers and 563 men, then in January, 1862, its designation was changed to 2nd Confederate Infantry Regiment. Colonels John D. Martin and Edward F. McGehee, and Major Thomas H. Mangum were in command.