44th Infantry Regiment

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44th Infantry Regiment was organized from the 1st (Blythe's) Mississippi Infantry Battalion, which was formed late in 1861. In June, 1863, the unit was designated the 44th Regiment. Some of its members were recruited in Calhoun, De Soto, and Amite counties. The unit was active at Shiloh and Munfordville, then was assigned to J.P. Anderson's, Tucker's, and Sharp's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It served with the army of Murfreesboro, fought with Hood in Tennessee, and saw action in North Carolina. This regiment lost 4 killed and 40 wounded at Munfordville, ahd 4 killed, 31 wounded, and 17 missing at Murfreesboro, and thirty percent of the 272 engaged at Chickamauga were disabled. For a time it was consolidated with the 10th Regiment and in December, 1863, totalled 476 men and 308 arms. Only a remnant surrendered in April, 1865. Its commanding officers were Colonels A.K. Blythe and Jacob H. Sharp, Lieutenant Colonels R.G. Kelsey and James Moore, and Major John C. Thompson.

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