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Regiments (Game Clans) / Confederate Army [CSA] [EU/NA/OC]
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:00:35 pm »
Confederate Army

The Confederate States Army, also called the Confederate Army or simply the Southern Army, was the military land force of the Confederate States of America (commonly referred to as the Confederacy) during the American Civil War (1861–1865), fighting against the United States forces in order to uphold the institution of slavery in the Southern states. On February 28, 1861, the Provisional Confederate Congress established a provisional volunteer army and gave control over military operations and authority for mustering state forces and volunteers to the newly chosen Confederate president, Jefferson Davis. Davis was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and colonel of a volunteer regiment during the Mexican–American War. He had also been a United States Senator from Mississippi and U.S. Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce. On March 1, 1861, on behalf of the Confederate government, Davis assumed control of the military situation at Charleston, South Carolina, where South Carolina state militia besieged Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor, held by a small U.S. Army garrison. By March 1861, the Provisional Confederate Congress expanded the provisional forces and established a more permanent Confederate States Army.

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Regiments (Game Clans) / 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment [EU/NA/OC]
« on: November 20, 2019, 02:58:38 pm »
(Established 2014)

11th Mississippi
Infantry Regiment

The 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment was made up of ten volunteer companies from Mississippi. By the draw of the lot, designations were given as follows:

Company A - University Greys
Company B - Coahoma Invincibles
Company C - Prairie Rifles
Company D - Neshoba Rifles
Company E - Prairie Guards
Company F - Noxubee Rifles
Company G - Lamar Rifles
Company H - Chickasaw Guards
Company I - Van Dorn Reserves
Company K - Carroll County Rifles

The first major battle of the Civil War is said to have been "First Manassas". Company A, the University Greys, and Company F, the Noxubee Rifles, fought in this battle, 21 July 1861.

May of 1862 found the 11th Mississippi marching half of it's one thousand men into battle at Seven Pines, near Richmond, Virginia. It is stated that twenty-four percent of the soldiers were lost in this engagement. General Joseph E. Johnston, who had led this attack against General George McClellan's Federal army was wounded, and Robert E. Lee was named as successor.

Under Lee's leadership, a victory was won at Gaines' Mill. However, of the 11th, eighteen were killed, with 142 wounded, and three missing.

Then, the second battle of Manassas was fought, with the 11th in the middle of it all.

September of 1862 found Lee taking his "Army of Northern Virginia" into Maryland near Sharpsburg, where the 11th, under John Bell Hood, met the Federal Joseph Hooker's First Corps in the cornfield of David Miller. At this place, the Regiment had 117 casualties.

November brought about a reconstruction. The 2nd, 11th, and 42nd Mississippi regiments, along with the 55th North Carolina formed a new brigade led by Joseph Robert Davis, nephew of the the Confederate President. This new brigade was assigned again to the Army of Northern Virginia.

While three of the regiments advanced towards Gettysburg, Pa., in July of 1863, the 11th was guarding Henry Heth's division's wagon trains at Cashtown. The 11th joined the rest of the force the next day at Gettysburg.

This was to be the worst loss of the 11th, as on July 3, 1863, Robert E. Lee made the decision to attack the Federal center deployed along Cemetery ridge. It didn't take long. When the charge was made, the 11th Mississippi incurred 340 casualties. They started with 389, which meant a loss of eighty-seven percent of the men of the 11th.

Taking some time to rest, the winter of 1863-1864 found Orange Court House as the campground for Lee's army.

Wilderness, Talle's Mill, Spotsylvania Court House, and Bethesda Church became battlegrounds between the Federal forces and the Rebels. The 11th Mississippi Infantry on April 2, 1865, after holding and defending the area around the city of Petersburg, was finally captured by General U.S. Grant's forces. Approximately ten percent of the members of the 11th avoided capture. Then, on the 9th of April, General Robert E. Lee rode into Appomattox, Virginia, and surrendered the remnants of his Army of Northern Virginia.

April 12, 1865 the men of the 11th Mississippi were paroled. Only twenty-one members of the Regiment were present.

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