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11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment

Law's Brigade

 

—Hood's Division —

 
11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2012
1. 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Marker
Inscription.
(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,
Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2012
2. Left Side
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
Back of Monuement image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2012
3. Back of Monuement
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.
 
Erected 2012 by 11th Mississippi Memorial Association.
 
Location. 39° 28.854′ N, 77° 44.714′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 104th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 137th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Pennslyvania
Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2012
4. Right Side
(within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bronze Flag Atop Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2012
5. Bronze Flag Atop Monument
11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument<br>North Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument
North Side
11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument<br>West Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
7. 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument
West Side
11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument<br>South Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
8. 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument
South Side
11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument<br>East Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
9. 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument
East Side
11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
10. 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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