Battalion for Coast Defense
(from Dunbar Rowlands "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898"; company listing courtesy of H. Grady Howells "For Dixie Land, Ill Take My Stand)
No listing of companies available.
The battalion mentioned, which this department [i.e., the MS Dept. of Archives & History in 1908] has no means of identifying, was organized late in 1861, and was on duty after the Third Regiment [3rd MS Infantry] was ordered away [from the MS Gulf Coast]. The companies were going through the measles in January, after which they were sent to General Polk at Columbus, Ky.
No further information available.
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