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The Forty-First Mississippi Infantry was organized at Pontotoc, Mississippi, during the summer of 1862. It was mustered into Confederate service there. The unit contained eleven companies when accepted into service, one more company than authorized for an infantry regiment. More detailed information has been found on seven of the unit's companies. This material appears below.

Like almost all Civil War units, the Forty-First Mississippi Infantry was often known by an alternate designation derived from the name of its commanding officer. Names of this type used, by or for the regiment, are shown below.

Not long after being mustered into Confederate service, the Forty-First   Mississippi Infantry was assigned to duty in the Army of Tennessee. The unit served in that Army throughout its career, Listed below are the specific higher command assignments of the regiment.

The Forty-First Mississippi Infantry participated in a number of various type engagements during its career. These are identified below. Numbers after the events locate them on the maps following this history.

Nothing in either official nor unofficial sources had been found to show exactly how many members of the Forty-First Mississippi Infantry surrendered in North Carolina in late April, 1865. It is doubtful if more than one hundred members of the regiment were still with it at that time, however.

See Service Records of Valentine B. Orr

Contributed by Robert C. Daniel .


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