News from the Front


The first real battle of the war was known to the South as 1st Manassas and to the North as 1st Bull Run.  The South named battles after the closest town while the North named them after bodies of water.  Prior to this battle, both sides expected the war to be over quickly.  Many traveled from Washington to witness war first hand.  The South won the battle and sent the northern army hurrying back to Washington along with the witnesses.  After this battle it was obvious that the war wouldn't be over so quickly.  Tippah County had its eyes on the 2nd Miss. because so many of the local men made up its ranks.  Ten days after the battle the following report by one of their own, Col. Wm. C. Falkner who was himself wounded was published in the local newspaper, the Ripley Advertiser.  It would be but the first of many such reports to come.



ADVERTISER---EXTRA

Ripley, Miss., July 31st, 1861
List of Killed and Wounded
 
In the 2nd Mississippi Regiment - Col. W. C. Falkner - at Manassas on July 21, 1861
 
Company A -- Capt. Leath
Killed
J. L. Thomas,   Henry Hill
Wounded
Benj. F. Boone, mortally. J. D. Parker, severely. T. J. Cooly, severely. J. P. Rose, severely. John Whitfield, severely. John P. Burge, slightly.
 
Company B. -- Capt. J. H. Buchanan
Wounded
John T. Thorn, mortally-since died.---Lieut. John N. Scally, severely. Corp. John W. Parr, severely. Wilburn Seargeant, severely. John W. McDaniel, severely. John L. Grace, severely. Allen Talbert, severely. Henry T. Webb, severely. Peter Jammersmidt, severely.-Rose Byrn, severely. Alex D. Wolf, slightly. Mathew Knox, slightly. Allen W. Livingston, slightly. Benj. F. Thompson, slightly. Robert E. Delaney, slightly, Serj. John C. Lauderdale, slightly.
 
Company C
Killed
David H. Trailor, Thomas J. Deaton, Lucius W. D. Nelson, R. F. Merchant.
Wounded
Wm. W. Westbrooks, severely. Geo. H. Turner, slightly.
Missing
Wm. J. Sisk
 
Company D.---Capt. W. D. Beck
Killed
Lieut. J. C. Butler, Moser J. Eaker
Wounded
Henry L. Thompson, severely. Jos. P. Punkitt, severely. Robt. Ross, severely. Capt. W. D. Beck, slightly. Jos. J. Cox, slightly. M. C. Selph, slightly. Peter Mooney, slightly. G. A. Cathey, slightly. Thos. K. Todd, slightly. J. Falton, slightly. R. A. Allen, slightly. Wm. S. Cooper, slightly.
Missing
Robt. M. Walker
 
Company E
Wounded
Thos. K. Strickland, severely. Charles Nelson, severely. Jas. T. Bates, severely. Robt. Whitby, slightly. Wm. M. Combs, slightly. Wm. Powell, slightly. Ivy Woodward, slightly.
 
Company F. -Capt. W. L. Davis
Killed
Lieut. John H. Smith, Lieut. Nathan T. Brasselman, Serj. E. D. Sullivan, Samuel A. McBride, Lewis J. Hudson, Jno. A. Green.
Wounded
John A. Norton, mortally, W. A. Morgan, severely. W. L. Luna, severely, John Cook, severely, R. C. Worsham, severely.
Missing
James B. Robinson.
 
Company G. -Capt. H. R. Miller
Killed
Lieut. R. A. Palmer, John M. Ward, Wm. E. Wiley.
Wounded
A. J. Clements, severely. J. J. Pickens, Spotswood Dandridge, severely. Birry M. Elzey, severely. A. J. McMichen, severely. J. W. Alexander, slightly. J. H. Williamson, slightly. Eli Griffin, slightly. J. W. Coombs, slightly. Silas Maffitt, slightly. Mark Stewart, slightly. David Boyce, slightly. Wm. Newsom, slightly.
 
Company H
Killed
D. V. McCarty
Wounded
Archibald Clark, mortally. Wm. Gaillard, severely. J. M. Hubbard, severely. Wm. Johnson, severely. John Mitchell, severely. A. M. Hill, severely. Newton Clayton, slightly. Thos. Ayres, slightly. A. R. Roberts, slightly. A. J. Gaines, slightly.
Missing
M. T. Thompson, Wm. Younger
 
Company I
Wounded
John N. Lyons, severely.
 
Company K
Killed
W. T. Fay, Jeff Williams.
Wounded
J. H. Miller, severely. Andrew B. Harvey, severely. Robt. Weaver, severely. H. A. J. Imnan, slightly. J. A. Keenan, slightly. A. F. Tubb, slightly.
 
Field and Staff Officers
Wounded
Col. W. C. Falkner, slightly. Serj. Maj. J. A. Blair, severely.
Missing
Lieut. Col. B. B. Boone.

[Signed] W. C. FALKNER, Col.
              L. B. HOLVIS, Adjutant
              2nd Reg. Miss. Volunteers
 
 

 
 
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