[civilwarwest] Fw: Gen. W.W. Loring's Division
----- Original Message -----
From: Dameron McRaven <dameron@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 11:39 PM
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Gen. W.W. Loring's Division
> Loring's Division remained in the Department of
> Mississippi after their misadventure from Champion's Hill to Jackson. I
> research this further and send you more information, but this is what I
> for now:
> During Sherman's Meridian, MS campaign the 23rd Mississippi was
> Brig. Gen. John Adams' Brigade, W.W. Loring's Division, Army of
> commanded by Leonidas Polk.
> The campaign occurred in February of 1864, and there were
> 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
> 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.
> remained with Polks Army until it untied with Johnston's during the
> 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,
> ----- 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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