3rd Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Regiment, organized in the spring
of 1861 at Enterprise, Mississippi, contained men from Hancock,
Newton, Hines, Yazoo, Harrison, Copiah, Jackson, and Sunflower
counties. After serving in Biloxi, the unit was assigned to General
L. Hebert's and Featherston's Brigade, Department of Mississippi
and East Louisiana, and was active in various conflicts around
Vicksburg. It continued to serve under General Featherston in
the Atlanta Campaign and in Tennessee and North Carolina. This
regiment totalled 572 men in February, 1863, reported 88 casualties
at Peach Tree Creek, lost many at Franklin, and had only 71 present
for duty in December, 1864. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
The field officers were Colonels John B. Deason and Thomas A.
Mellon; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel M. Dyer, Robert Eager, James
B. McRae, and E.A. Peyton; and Major William H. Morgan.