48th Infantry Regiment

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48th Infantry Regiment was organized in November, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Virginia, using the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. Many of the men were from Jackson, Yalobusha, Warren, and Claiborne counties. It served in Featherston's, Posey's, and Harris' Brigade and fought with the Army of Nourthern Virginia from Fredericksburg to Cold Harbor. The 48th was then active in the Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. It sustained 4 casualties at Fredericksburg, had 10 killed and 44 wounded at Chancellorsville, and twelve percent of the 256 engaged at Gettysburg were disabled. The regiment surrendered 11 officers and 87 men. Its commanders were Colonel Joseph M. Jayne, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. Manlove, and Major L.C. Lee.

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