2nd (Burbridge's) Infantry Regiment



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2nd (Burbridge's) Infantry Regiment [also called 1st Regiment] was assembled at Springfield, Missouri, in January, 1862. Some of its members were from Andrew and Greene counties. After fighting at Elkhorn Tavern it was sent east of the Mississippi River and saw action at luka, Corinth, and Hatchie Bridge. Later the unit was attached to Bowen's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It participated in various conflicts during the Vicksburg siege and was captured on July 4, 1863. Exchanged and placed in General Cockrell's Brigade, the 2nd was consolidated with the 6th Missouri Regiment. It went on to take part in the Atlanta Campaign, Hood's Tennessee operations, and the defense of Mobile. This regiment lost 19 killed, 122 wounded, and 21 missing at Corinth and Hatchie Bridge, had 10 killed, 35 wounded, and 38 missing at Champion's Hill, and sustained 17 killed and 89 wounded during the Vicksburg siege. In the Atlanta Campaign, May 18 to September 5, the 2nd/6th reported 12 killed, 136 wounded, and 61 missing, and it sustained 84 casualties at Allatoona. Few surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonels John Q. Burbridge, Francis M. Cockrell, and Peter C. Flournoy; Lieutenant Colonels Thomas M. Carter, Robert D. A. Dwyer, Edward B. Hull, and Pembroke S. Senteny, and Major William F. Carter.

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