In honor of Pvt. Nathan R. Oakes, CSA

150 years ago, my great grandfather, Nathan Richardson Oakes, served as a private in Company D of the distinguished 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment in the Army of Tennessee. He participated in the great Civil War campaigns, including the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, and Bentonville. I am writing about his engagements as well as some details about fighting for the Lost Cause. I hope to honor him and commemorate the events and individuals that contributed to making this a renowned unit in the Confederate Army of Tennessee.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Company D Arrives at Bardstown

According to company reports for Lowrey's Regiment, including my great grandfather's Company D, having departed Munfordville on the 21st, the regiment arrived at Bardstown on today's date. So far, it has traveled with Bragg's army a distance of over 300 miles since leaving Chattanooga on August 28th. The remaining elements of Bragg's army will continue to arrive for the next several days.

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