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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lowrey's Regiment takes a side-trip to Huntsville

The 32nd and 45th Mississippi (consolidated), spent the first weeks of March traveling by rail cars between Tullahoma, Chattanooga, and Huntsville, Alabama. One of the highlights for the men of Wood's Brigade was to put on a review for the benefit of several ladies visiting from Northern Alabama.

Leaving Tullahoma on today's date in 1863, the regiment arrived at Huntsville and went into camp 1 mile from town. The regiment stayed there for another week before returning to Tullahoma.

Source: The Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry and 45th Mississippi Regiment: A Civil War History, David Williamson; Huntsville Historical Review, Vol 26, No. 2. 1999: Transcription of Capt. Daniel Coleman Diary, Univ. North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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