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Faces of the
6th Mississippi Regiment

 
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This page has pictures and information about the following of the men of the 6th.  Most are compliments of author H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.  Others are compliments of descendants of the men of the 6th.  More photos and information will be added regularly.

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Private Isaac Newton Beasley
Co. G, Rockport Steelblades
  Private Felix W. Clark
Co. H, Simpson Fencibles
  Private William Cliburn
Co. G, Rockport Steelblades
         
Private Richard C. Cooper
Co. D, Lowry Rifles
  Private George Urie Howell
Co. F, Crystal Springs Guards
  Captain Toliver F. Lindsey
Co. F, Crystal Springs Guards
         
Colonel Robert Lowery   1st Lt Warren G. Magee
Co. H, Simpson Fencibles
  2nd Lt Robert Francis Marion Mayo
Co. D, Lowry Rifles
         
Private James Madison Moore
Co. B, New Guard
  Lieutenant James M. Purvis
Co. D, Lowry Rifles
  Private W. James Reed
Co. H, Simpson Fencibles
         
Cpt. Winchester Bledsoe Shelby
Co. I, Rankin Grays
      3rd Lt William Gwin Steen
Co. A, Rankin Rough and Readies

 

  Private Isaac Newton Beasley
Company G, Rockport Steelblades
  • Seriously wounded at the Battle of Shiloh.

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand

     

  Private Felix W. Clark
Co. H, Simpson Fencibles
  • Captured on December 22, 1864, at Columbia, TN and released from Camp Chase Prison on June 12, 1865.

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

  Private William Cliburn
Co. G, Rockport Steelblades
  • Was conscripted into service in early 1863.
  • Killed at the Battle of Champion's Hill, May 16, 1863.

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

  Private Richard C. Cooper
Co. D, Lowry Rifles

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand

     

  Private Joshua P. Cox (left) and Sergeant- Major/1st Lieutenant Thomas B. Cox (right)
  • Joshua was a private in Company I.
  • Thomas was Sergeant-Major in Company and 1st Lieutenant in Company D. He was captured at Port Gibson and was in prison in Illinois. He was later exchanged and returned to the Sixth for the remainder of the war.

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This picture and the information on the Cox's is courtesty of Beverly Jackson and James H. Jackson, descendants of Thomas P. Cox.

     

  Private George Urie Howell (photo taken about 1911)
Co. F, Crystal Springs Guards
  • Captured at Nashville, TN in December 1864 and was imprisoned at Camp Douglass.  He was released in June of 1865.

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

  Captain Toliver F. Lindsey
Co. F, Crystal Springs Guards
  • Wounded outside of Atlanta, GA on July 17, 1864.
  • Died on August 7, 1864 in an army hospital.

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

 

Colonel Robert Lowry

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

 

  1st Lieutenant Warren G. Magee
Co. H, Simpson Fencibles

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

  2nd Lieutenant Robert Francis Marion Mayo
Co. D, Lowry Rifles

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

  Private James Madison Moore
Co. B, New Guard
  • This picture was taken at the end of the war.

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

  Lieutenant James M. Purvis
Co. D, Lowry Rifles

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This picture is courtesy of James W. Tant, descendant of Lieutenant Purvis.

     

  Private W. James Reed
Co. H, Simpson Fencibles

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

  Captain Winchester Bledsoe Shelby
Co. I, Rankin Grays
  • Later became Colonel of the 39th Mississippi Infantry Regiment.

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.

     

  3rd Lieutenant William Gwin Steen
Co. A, Rankin Rough and Readies
  • Resigned commission because of his health but later rejoined Co. A as a sergeant.
  • Was shot in the left arm on May 1, 1863 at the Battle of Port Gibson; the arm was amputated.

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This picture is courtesy of H. Grady Howell's book, For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand.