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  • Dameron McRaven
    ... From: Dameron McRaven To: Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 11:39 PM Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Gen. W.W.
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 13, 2000
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Dameron McRaven <dameron@...>
      To: <civilwarwest@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 11:39 PM
      Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Gen. W.W. Loring's Division


      > Waldemar,
      > Loring's Division remained in the Department of
      > Mississippi after their misadventure from Champion's Hill to Jackson. I
      will
      > research this further and send you more information, but this is what I
      have
      > for now:
      > During Sherman's Meridian, MS campaign the 23rd Mississippi was
      in
      > Brig. Gen. John Adams' Brigade, W.W. Loring's Division, Army of
      Mississippi
      > commanded by Leonidas Polk.
      > The campaign occurred in February of 1864, and there were
      engagments
      > from just outside Vicksburg across the state to Meridian.
      > I believe that Loring's Division remained with Joe Johnston's
      > Army, which subsequently was commanded by Polk from May-Dec. 1863. The
      Army
      > remained in Jackson until the second battle by that name July 9-16m 1863,
      > when they fell back to Canton, where they remained through the winter.
      They
      > remained with Polks Army until it untied with Johnston's during the
      Atlanta
      > campaign, this period covering Jan.-May 1864. After Sherman's Meridian
      > Expedition, the 23rd fell back with the rest of the Confederate Army to
      > Demopolis, Alabama.
      > I hope this helps,
      > Dameron
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Waldemar Winkler <pedinkler@...>
      > To: <civilwarwest@...>
      > Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 10:18 PM
      > Subject: [civilwarwest] Gen. W.W. Loring's Division
      >
      >
      > > I am tracing the movements of the 23d Mississippi Infantry Regiment,
      > > whose records were destroyed by fire.
      > > I am hoping someone within our membership can shed some light on a
      > > mystery I have been trying to unravel for some time, which is: where
      > > did General William Wing Loring's Confederate Division go and what did
      > > they do following the battle of Baker's Creek, ( Champion's Hhill) in
      > > mid-May, 1963? Where were they from May - Dec., 1863, and where were
      > > from Jan., 1864 - May 1864?
      > >
      > > During the battle of Baker's Creek ( Champion's Hill), in mid May,
      > > 1863, the Confederae division under the command of Gen. William Wing
      > > Loring was separated from the rest of the Confederate forces, and
      > > forced to flee southeast. They eventually joined with General
      > > Johnston's army at Jackson, and then disappeared.
      > >
      > >
      > > In my research, Gen. Loring's division vanished after Jackson, Miss. I
      > > find it again when some regiments are involved in a battle at
      > > Coffeevill on Dec, 5, 1863. I am sure it is involved in Sherman's
      > > attack on Meridian, but I haven't seen this division pop up in print
      > > until the battle of Resaca, Georgia, in May of 1864.
      > >
      > > Prior to the defeat at Baker's Creek, General Loring's division had the
      > > following structure:
      > >
      > > Department of Mississippi and Eastern Lousiana, Fourth Military
      > > District, General John Pemberton, commanding.
      > >
      > > ? Corps, General Polk, Commanding
      > >
      > > 1st Brigade, General Lloyd Tilghman, Commanding the following regiments:
      > > 50th Alabama Infantry Regiment
      > > 54th Alabama Infantry Regiment
      > > Heddon's artillery Battery
      > > 8th Kentucky Infantry
      > > Company C., 4th Mississippi Artillery Batt.
      > > 14th Mississippi Infantry
      > > 20th Mississippi Infantry
      > > 23d Mississippi Infantry
      > > 26th Mississippi Infantry
      > >
      > > I sincerely appreciate any informatin or research leads anyone can
      > > provide.
      > >
      > > Respectfully,
      > >
      > > Waldemar Winkler
      > >
      > >
      > >
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