11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment

11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (HM145E)

Location: Keedysville, MD 21756 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 28.854', W 77° 44.714'

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Law's Brigade

— Hood's Division —

(Front):
11th Mississippi
Infantry Regiment
Law's Brigade
Hood's Division
C.S.A.

Dedicated 2012
on the
Sesquicentennial
of the Battle
Duty brought them to the field
Honor led them into battle
Valor covered them with glory

Ducit amore patriae

The love of my country leads me

Mississippi

(Left):
Men of the 11th Mississippi who were killed or died of wounds in this action

Commanding Officers
Col. Phillip F. Liddell
Lt. Col. Samuel L. Butler
Maj. Taliaferro S. Evans

2nd Cpl. Lewis T. Fant, Co. A
Pvt. Anderson Reeves, Co. A
Pvt. Robert N. Taylor, Co. A
Capt. James K. Morton, Co. B
Pvt. William L. Gillian, Co. C
Pvt. William T. Kidd, Co. C
Pvt. John I. King, Co. C
Pvt. Jesse Spray, Co. C
2nd Sgt. Isaac G. Perry, Co. D
Pvt. William J. Donley, Co E
5th Sgt. Joseph C. Howarth, Co. E
5th Sgt. James D. Feemster, Co. F
2nd Lt. William K Wiggins, Co. F
Pvt. Hezekiah Turner, Co. G
Pvt. Richard A. Laughlin, Co. H
Pvt. John M. Pulliam, Co. H
2nd Cpl. John P.F. Stribling, Co. H
Pvt. Joseph W. Aiken, Co. K
Pvt. Benjamin C. Elam, Co. K.
Pvt. Samuel J. Hemmingway, Co. K.
Pvt. Francis M. Hoover, Co. K
4th Sgt. James H. Petty, Co. K

(Back):
Companies of the 11th Mississippi

A. University Greys
University of Mississippi

B. Coahoma Invincibles
Friars Point

C. Prairie Rifles
Okolona

D. Neshoba Rifles
Philadelphia

E. Prairie Guards
Crawfordsville

F. Noxubee Rifles
Macon

G. Lamar Rifles
Oxford

H. Chickasaw Guards
Houston

I. Van Dorn Reserves
Aberdeen

K. Carroll County Rifles
Carrollton

(Right):
The men of the 11th Mississippi first engaged the Federals in the East Woods the evening of September 16, 1862. In that action Col. Phillip F. Liddell commanding was mortally wounded. The regiment withdrew for rest that evening to the shelter of the West Woods behind the Dunker Church. The men were cooking hoecakes at daylight the next morning when the battle reopened in fury. Ordered into line as part of Col. Evander Law's Brigade they swept across the Hagerstown Pike and despite heavy casualties drove Gen. James Ricketts Division back over D.R. Miller's clover pasture and crossing this point through the Cornfield.

The Mississippians advanced to a fence at the north edge of the Cornfield where they encountered fresh Federal troops of Gen. George Meade's Division and were unable to hold their position. Law's Brigade fell back to the West Woods. Lt. Col. Samuel Butler was fatally wounded and Maj. Taliaferro Evans killed in the charge. Thus the 11th Mississippi lost three successive commanding field officers in the action. One hundred nineteen men of the 11th Mississippi were killed, wounded or missing after two days of battle on these fields.
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HM NumberHM145E
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Year Placed2012
Placed By11th Mississippi Memorial Association
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 263885 N 4373742
Decimal Degrees39.48090000, -77.74523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.854', W 77° 44.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 51.24" N, 77° 44' 42.84" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3020 The Cornfield Ave, Keedysville MD 21756, US
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