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                   Co. G., 32nd Mississippi Regiment
                    Partial Reconstructed Roster by
                          Stephanie L. Sandy
                  Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi
                             February 1996

James Harrison Finley - b. ca. 1839-43 in Tenn., d. ca. 1890-91 Alcorn
  Co., Miss.  Buried in unmarked grave at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church
  Cemetery, Kossuth, Alcorn Co., Miss.

W. F. Hooker, b. 24 Feb 1841, d. 8 Apr 1917.  Buried at Holly Baptist
  Church Cemetery, 1 mile west of Corinth, Alcorn Co., Miss.

Rufus Nelson Lasley, 12 Dec 1840 - 08 Aug 1906.   Buried at Holly
  Baptist Church Cemetery, 1 mile west of Corinth, Alcorn Co., Miss.
  Called Nelson.

John Marsh - not listed in cemetery record.  Marsh is an old Tishomingo
  Co., and Alcorn Co., Miss. surname.]

William J. Martindale, b. 10 Oct 1834, d. 30 Nov. 1907.   Buried at
  Holly Baptist Church Cemetery, 1 mile west of Corinth, Alcorn Co., Miss.

J. W. Wardlow (Sr.), b. 24 Feb 1840, d. 9 Apr 1918.   Buried at Holly
  Baptist Church Cemetery, 1 mile west of Corinth, Alcorn Co., Miss.

Lawrence Webb - not listed in cemetery record, but resided in old
  Tishomingo Co., and Alcorn Co.,  Miss.

SOURCES (used to compile the above):

        Hughes, Jr., Thomas P. and Standefer, Jewel B., compilers.
Hughes, Jr., 4140 Chanwil Ave., Memphis, Tenn.  38117.  [1971].

        Cochran, Fan Alexander.  HISTORY OF OLD TISHOMINGO COUNTY
MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY. Oklahoma City, OK:  Barnhart Printing Co.  1st
Printing 1969, 2nd Printing 1971, 3rd Printing 1972.   Information
abstracted from a 1903 Corinth, Mississippi, newspaper, special edition
by Samuel M. Nabors. Pages 177 - 217 provide an incomplete list of
soldiers who served from Old Tishomingo County, Miss., or moved into the

        Stephanie L. Sandy, compiler.  CORINTH CLIPPINGS:  NEWSPAPER
ABSTRACTS. 1996. Manuscript in possession of compiler, Corinth, Miss.
(Anticipated publication Nov. 1996):

Corinth Herald (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. VI #12, Fri., Sept. 5, 1884:
p. 2, c. 3 -

        "Soldiers Reunion -- At this gathering at Kossuth, Wednesday,
two or three thousand persons were present.  The survivors of the 2nd,
26th and 32nd Miss. Regts. were on hand to the number of about 200, the
most of whom participated in a drill exercise, commanded by Maj. G. W.
Garrett of Pocahontas, Tenn.  After dispersing, Maj. Garrett delivered
an address pertinent to soldier life, reviewed the hardships of camp
life and the horrors of the battlefield and casually alluded to the
results following after the close of the War.  Maj. G. W. Bynum of this
county being called to the stand, responded in a brief, well pointed
speech, at the close of which he offered a resolution petitioning the
State Legislature to give pensions to maimed and disabled confederate
soldiers of the State.  Capt. B. F. Williams of Corinth seconded the
motion, and in very impressive language urged the justice of the
proposition.  On a call of the yeas and nays the resolution was
unanimously endorsed.  An affecting episode was the result of a
statement made by Capt. Williams that there was an old lady on the
ground who had that morning rode [sic] the horse there which she
ploughed to make corn to feed herself and children while her husband was
fighting in the Confederacy.  When he said he wanted to see that lady,
voices were heard in several parts of the large audience, saying, here's
one that ploughed while her husband was in the war. 'Here's another,'
etc.  Dinner was announced and the people from all over the country had
it there in abundance, much more than was needed, and all was proceeding
lovely up to about the middle of the repast when it began raining
causing many to cut their dinner short, leaving the pies, cakes, etc.,
untouched.  Temporized shelters were resorted to, but many got a good
wetting. The ladies were not in plight to renew the pleasures of the
occasion and soon after the rain there was a general dispersion toward
home.  A few gathered at the stand after the rain ceased, and Judge W.
H. Kilpatrick of Corinth delivered a short handsome address.  Capt.
James M. Dickey who has charge of the National Cemetery at Corinth, and
Mr. E. D. Slater of Corinth who were Federal soldiers spoke, giving
assurance of fraternal regard for the Southern soldiers, and of their
interest and sympathies in behalf of the South's prosperity.  The
Ashland Cornet Band discoursed an abundance of sweet music which lent a
charm to the occasion ...."

The Sub-Soiler & Democrat (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. XII #25, Fri.,
Sept. 12, 1884: p. 3, c. 4 -

        "The Kossuth Re-union -- Mr. J. W. Smith, of Booneville,
Adjutant of the 32d Mississippi Regiment, has furnished us with the
following list of officers and privates, who participated in the Kossuth
re-union on the 3d inst., for which we thank him.  Of the 32d Miss.
Reg't, there were ... Co. G., Wm. Martindale; Jno. Marsh; W. F. Hooker;
J. W. Wardlow; J. H. Finley ...."

The Sub-Soiler & Democrat (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. XII #25, Fri,
Sept. 12, 1884: p. 2, c. 3 -

        "We attended the Kossuth reunion, on the 3rd inst., and say it
was a pleasant occasion, and that we were treated, as we always are, by
the people of Alcorn, just as nicely as we wish to be. Elsewhere we give
a list of the persons who were present and served in the army.  After
the regiments were formed, which had been named in the notices for the
reunion, then a general request was made for every man who served in the
war, no matter which side, to fall into line. We were much pleased at
this, because of the presence of two, at least, who had served as union
soldiers, but now are citizens of Alcorn county, and this request made
them feel like they were among friends.  After the line was formed, it
was marched around to the stand, where some speeches were made.
Lieutenant Garrett, of Pocahontas, Tenn., and Maj. G. W. Bynum, of
Alcorn, made a short address each.  Mr. E. D. Slater, of this city, who
was a union soldier, was loudly called for, and responded in a few
minutes talk, in which he said he had never been treated better by any
people he ever associated with, than by Mississippians, and that he felt
at home among them; and notwithstanding at one time he was arrayed
against them in deadly conflict, from a honest opinion of right and
duty, that we were all one, now or should be, with only one grand
purpose in view, that of upholding the honor of our government.  Every
body was pleased with the remarks of Mr. Slater, and we have heard them
highly complimented.  Mr. Dickey, superintendent of the National
cemetery, at this place, who belongs to the U. S. Army, was called for
and made a talk, which, like Mr. Slater's was well received, and bore no
evidence of ill will or hard feelings against the South or its people.
No reasonably disposed northern man, after living with the Southern
people long enough to know them, their manners and customs, ever
thereafter entertains any animosity against them.  The dinner was
abundant, of the best, and divided frely [sic, freely]; every one was
made to feel welcome.  We were more than pleased to see that Mr. Slater,
Mr. Russell, and Mr. Dickey were made to feel just as welcome, as any

The Sub-Soiler & Democrat (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. XXI #12, Fri.,
May 26, 1893: p. 3, c. 2 -

        "This week we give the names of all who have joined the Albert
Sidney Johnsen [sic] Confederate Veterans up to date.  We published a
portion of them soon after its organization, but give the whole list
this week."

The Sub-Soiler & Democrat, Vol. XXI #12, Fri., May 26, 1893:
p. 3, c. 3 -

        Confederate Camp -- Pursuant to a call made some time ago,
through the public press, a number of Confederate soldies [sic], now
residents of Alcorn County, assembled in the Court House in the city of
Corinth, on the 9th day of June, 1892, and organized a camp of
Confederate Veterans, to be known and designated as the Albert Sidney
Johnson [sic, Johnston] Camp of Confederate Veterans.  Attending were

        W. T. Hooker, Pvt., Co. G, 32nd Miss. Regt. R. N. Lasley, Pvt.,
Co. G, 32nd Miss. Regt. J. W. Wardlow, Pvt., Co. G, 32nd Miss. Regt.
Lawrence Webb, Pvt., Co. G, 32nd Miss. Regt. ....

The Corinth Herald (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. XXIV #30, Thu., Mar 27, 1902:
p. 3, c. 6 -

        "'War Time Notes' by Jesse T. Cheeves, at the Request
of D. T. Beall Camp.  The following paper was written by Jesse T.
Cheeves at the request of D. T. Beall Camp No. 1327 and read by him at
the meeting of the Camp at Rienzi on the 15th instant:  The 32nd Miss.
Regiment was organized at Corinth in March 1862 and was attached to
Wood's brigade, Buckner's division, Hardee's corps, army of the Tenn.
The brigade and division were better known afterwards as M. P. Lowery's
brigade and Cleburn's division famous in the Army of [the] Tenn. for its
desperate daring and brilliant achievements at Chickamauga, Ringgold Gap
and New Hope.  The regiment camped on College Hill but was not fully
equipped when the battle of Shiloh was fought and did not engage in it.
Soon we went out to the front on picket duty.  We marched out on the
Farmington road to a church called Box's Chapel.  The writer, then a boy
was put on picket three-hundred yards north of the road.  At daybreak
one yankee made his appearance, the first 'yank' this writer had seen,
with a gun in his hand.  Owing to his quick disappearance I did not get
to fire on him.  Immediately the advancing picket were called in and
formed in line with the reserve at the Chapel.  Several shots were fired
by the time we reached the Chapel when a lone cavalryman road up and
reported the enemy advancing in force.  We fell back on the road to
Corinth to fool them but they did not follow far.  Just before the
evacuation of Corinth the regiment had a little 'brush' with the 'yanks'
when we lost our first man in battle, James Spain.     May 27th the
regiment marched out two and one half miles northeast of Corinth. Co. A
was ordered back to camp early next morning as a guard to the wagon
train, Gen'l Beauregard having determined to evacuate Corinth.  Many
boys passed their homes on the retreat and many of the writer's former
school mates never saw their homes again.  They sleep on far off
battlefields.  Some fell at Perryville and Chickamauga and others at
Ringgold, New Hope Resca, Atlanta, Franklin and other places.  I would
like to relate the fortunate and misfortune of all the boys of Co. A.
but space forbids.  There were thirty-five boys under 19 years of age in
Co. A and I will give the names of six as true and brave as ever wore
the 'gray':  Rufus L. Curlee, Gaines Smith, W. H. Rees, Granville
Kelton, Daniel Cogdell and William Barnett.  Curlee was killed in the
last charge at Perryville.  W. H. Rees lost his lift arm the same day by
a cannot [sic] ball.  The man in the rear rank behind Rees was struck in
the chest by the same ball and knocked ten or twelve feet and instantly
killed.  The writer was to the right of Rees, his left arm touching
Rees' right, when he fell.  We were exposed to a terrible fire of solid
shot and shell.  The writer noticed one ball that fell just in front of
the line, it was about the size and length of a Mason's fruit jar but in
the shape of a minnie ball.  We remained an hour under very heavy cannon
fire.  Sometimes the balls would come as fast as the stroke of a clock.
They made all kinds of noise as they passed over.  Sometimes it seemed
they would dip down after us as they passed over the line.  Twelve or
fourteen feet behind our line was a large shell bark hickory nut tree
full of nuts.  Now and then a ball would pass through the top and the
bark and nuts would fairly rain down.  At 2 o'clock p.m. our line of
battle moved forward, the enemy being just across an opposite range of
hills, the valley between us being from 600 to 800 yards wide.  Our
cannon ceased firing until the line had advanced far enough for the
balls to pass over heads.  Our guns behind us and the enemy's in front
and the roar of musketry between made such a noise as the boys had never
heard.   We were in a field all the time and tore the fences down as we
advanced.  We drove the yanks from behind one rock fence.  The writer
was talking with a comrade a few months ago who was wounded just before
we crossed this fence and lay upon the field until 3 o'clock at night.
Our victory was complete.  Our brigade captured a battery; Company A
lost seven brave men killed and many wounded.  We fought close to Co. D,
made up at Kossuth, and a fine company it was.  The next day Gen'l Bragg
continued his retreat to Knoxville, which we reached Oct. 23.  We were
soon ordered to Middle Tennessee.  The 32nd Mississippi was detailed to
guard bridges south of Murfreesboro.  Co. A. was stationed at Wartrace
from Nov. 27 to Dec. 27 and had a fine time there, plenty to eat and
that pleased the boys.  On Christmas Eve night I went out with one of
our lieutenants on a scout and while passing through a woodland we heard
an awful noise.  I never heard such a screaming of women!  Thinking
somebody was being killed, we rushed to the scene and ascertained the
cause to be a conscript officer had caught a young man and his sisters
were crying at the height of their voices.     We left our camp Dec. 27
for Murfreesboro.  The ground was covered with snow.  Here was fought a
great battle Dec. 31, 1862 and Jan. 1, '63.  Gen'l Bragg moved his army
to Tullohoma; the 32nd left Murfreesboro about dark; it rained all night
but we kept moving; the next day we reached Manchester where we drew
rashions [sic]: corn meal and beef; it was about dark when we got there.
We made our meal up on an oil cloth.  The cook left the dish rag in the
skillet and when the bread was done and turned out of the skillet there
was the rag in the bread, but we eat it all the same.  You could have
heard some of the boys laughing half a mile.     I shall never forget
that retreat.  We had a great deal of fun, but some hard times and often
little to eat.  The boys were always cheerful, the married men would
think of their wives and children at home, while the boys would write to
'the girl they left behind them.'  Bill Elliott would sing 'Poor Nellie
Gray, they have taken her away.'  Albert Karr would sing, 'Old grey
[also, gray] horse come tearing out of the wilderness.'     Many other
incidents I would be glad to mention but feel like this paper is already
too long.     The writer was parolled [sic] May 11, 1865, and got back
home July 22.  Rienzi, Miss., March 18, '02."

The Corinth Herald (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. XXIV #33, Thurs.,
April 17, 1902: p. 2, c. 2 -

        "Communicated -- About two weeks ago a letter
appeared in the Herald from Jessee Cheeves, an old war chum of mine,
relating to the great civil war.  His letter was correct and very
interesting to the boys who tread the warpath with him.  Jessee and I
put on the war paint at the same time.  We registered as warriors on the
7th day of March 1862.  We joined Company A, which was made up at Rienzi
by Dr. J. G. Lowery, who had won fame in the Mexican war.  We gave vent
to our ambition with a loud rebel yell, pledging ourselves to avenge the
death of Gen. Zollicoffer, who was killed at Fishing Creek, Ky., a few
days previous.  Company A numbered 127, rank and file.  Some of this
number was rejected.  Recruits were added from time to time till the
close of the war, when Company A had on her register about 150 names --
their bodies rest in mother earth from whence they came ... Company A
came to Corinth and went into their white shacks or tents on College
Hill, there to await the arrival of nine other companies, ten being the
requisite number to make a regiment.  Soon they were on hand.  The 32nd
regiment of Miss. volunteers was formed and M. P. Lowery, a Baptist
minister, who served in the Mexican war, and one of the best men I ever
knew, was elected Colonel.  True, faithful and brave, and for his
military talent he was made Brigadier-General after the battle of
Chickamauga, Ga., ... Capt. Bill Tyson who had distinguished himself on
several battlefields in Va. was elected Lieutenant.  He was true,
patriotic, and as fearless as a tiger.  He never said go forward men,
but with his bright sabre [sic, saber] pointing to the enemy he said men
follow me.  He sleeps in his 3 x 6.  Lum Kerr, our 3rd Lieutenant was
elected Major ... He fell to rise no more on the bloody field of
Chickamauga, Ga. where he sleeps to this day ... We were not equipped
when battle of Shiloh was fought.  Our first duty was to guard General
Prentis [sic] and his brigade of union soldiers that had been captured
in the battle of Shiloh and bro't to Corinth.  Our next duty was to go
to Farmington, meet the enemy and tell them to go back.  But they say
no, you go back.  And so we did go back to College Hill, to satisfy our
hunger with 'old jang,' a nick-name for beef.  A few days later we were
ordered to go east of College Hill and take position on the Payne farm
and tell the yanks who were coming down Bridge creek, not to come
farther.  Here we lost one man killed -- Jim Spain.  This farm is now
owned by Tandy Young, who distinguished himself at the battle of
Franklin, Tenn., ... Allen Epps."  [Member of Company A.]

The Weekly Corinthian (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. XIV #2659,
[Wed.] Aug. 15, 1906: p. 1, c. 5 -

        "Mr. Nelson Lasley, one of Alcorn county's most highly respected
and successful farmers, died at his home four miles southwest of the
city Wednesday night and was buried yesterday at Holly cemetery.  Mr.
Lasley was 65 years of age, and a veteran of the civil war.  He leaves a
wife, one son and many friends to mourn his demise. [R. N. Lasley, Co.
G, 32nd Miss. Regt.]

The Corinth Herald (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. XXVIII #46, Thurs.,
Aug. 16, 1906: p. 1, c. 3 -

        "R. N. Lesley ... a life long citizen of the county and a member
of one of our pioneer families, died at his home ... The Lesley's [sic,
Lesleys] settled in old Tishomingo county in the middle thirties and the
father of deceased owned the land now occupied by our little city."

The Corinth Herald (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. XXVIII #51, Thurs.,
Sept. 20, 1906: p. 1, c. 1 -

        "A Worthy Old Vet Defends His War Record In a Letter to Southern
Sentinel [Ripley, Tippah Co., Miss.] -- Dear Sentinel:  As some one has
unthoughtedly attacked my character as a Confederate soldier and as to
where I lost my arm, I thought I would give you a little history of my
soldier life and career.     I joined the first regiment 1st company
that went from Mississippi into the Confederate service.  We were
mustered in as Corinth Rifles.  W. H. Kilpatrick, known after the war as
Judge Kilpatrick, Jim Vaughan 1st Lieut., 2nd, Eugene Whitfield, known
after the war as Col. Whitfield, Jim Dobbins, 3rd Lieut., all of
Corintth [sic] Mississippi.  I de [sic] not know but six of that old
company living now.  Reid Kincade, who now lives in Corinth and works
for the Adams Machine Works.     I went to Pensacola, Fla., with this
company leaving Corinth 13th day of March 1861, armed with Mississippi
rifles.  At Mobile, Ala., we went into camp with other companies from
Mississippi, and ten of these companies were formed into the 9th
Mississippi Regiment, choosing J. R. Chambers as Colonel, then went to
Pensacola, Fla., where we captured Warrington Navy yard with all of its
ordinance stores, ship yard docks and arsenal, with many small arms and
other war equipments, the Marine Hospitals and the forts Barancasmera
and other residents.  The yankees [sic] going over to Fort Pickens, on
Santarosa [sic, Santa Rosa] Island, 1-1/2 miles from our forts across
Pensacola bay [sic].  Here we stayed until February 1862 when we were
sent to Cumberland Gap, at which place we remained until we were
mustered out of service at Grand Junction, Tennessee in March 1862,
after which I went home, once more a citizen of Kossuth, Mississippi.
While sitting at home waiting for the bell to ring for Sunday School, I
heard the booming of cannons announcing the battle of Shiloh.  I
immediately started for the purpose of joining my old comrades some of
whom had re-enlisted and made the new 9th Mississippi regiment, but I
was not allowed to go further than Pea Ridge or Monterey, 10 miles north
east of Corinth, Miss.  Next morning I went out on the battlefield --
got a Springrifle and a cartridge box off of a dead yankee [sic] who had
only fired one shot as I knew from his cartridges.  I went into the
battle with the 29th Louisianna [sic] Regt. and one of the first things
we did was to capture a battery of six guns twelve pound howitzers,
which we held all day.  That night I gave up my gun and the following
day went back home.  In a few days I joined Company D, 32nd Mississippi
Regt., commanded by Gen. M. P. Lowery, then as Col., E. T. Tison, Lieut.
Col.  I served with this regiment as a private and was a member of it
until the end of the war.  Was Wounded and captured at Perrysville, Ky.;
Oct. 8th, 1862.     Was exchanged at Vicksburg, Miss. -- got back to the
army just as it was going into the battle of Murphreesboro, Tenn.  I
here joined my old command and was with it in all the Georgia campaign
until I lost my right arm on the 21st of July 1864.  I came home on a
furlough of 60 days which I have now as proof, which had to be renewed
every 60 days, as the service would not discharge a man as he needed
this pay to live on.  I was sent down to Egypt in the Prairies of
Mississippi, by Judge Hill to buy corn for the soldiers' families, which
was shipped to Booneville and Rienzi on M. & O. R. R. for distribution.
I was doing this work when the war closed.     The men are living today
who carried me off of the battle field.  W. G. Thompson, Ex Confed. I am
proud I was one of which.  Blue Mountain, Miss., Sept. 1, 1906."

The Weekly Corinthian (Corinth, Miss.), Vol. XVIII #2997, Thurs.,
June 5, 1913: p. 1, c. 4 -

        "Honoring Memory of Veterans in Wheelers -- May 20, being the
date set aside by Albert Sydney Johnson Camp, U. C. V. as Confederate
Decoration Day in Alcorn Co., a fitting program was carried out at
Wheeler grave yard, 2 miles southeast of Kossuth, when the graves of the
following confederate veterans were decorated after an appropriate talk
by Master Brooks Walker, son of G. M. Walker, only one veteran being
present to witness the loving rememberance [sic, remembrance] in which
those who have answered the last roll call, are held. Following are the
graves decorated:  Jno. H. Warren, Capt. J. L. Madden, Jas. Finley *, J.
T. Stephenson *, Robt. M. Martin, Joe B. Bridges, A. A. Webb *, Jno. T.
Murdaugh, Frank Fowle [sic, Frank Fowler], Jno. Moore, Newton Allen *,
H. M. Conn, Lon Dalton *, Wm. C. Martin, J. S. McElhannon, Robt. M.
Martin, Wm. J. Wheeler, Wm. A. Jones., G. A. McCord, J. M. Walker, W. W.
Mills. Robt. R. Morrison, J. M. Kimmons, J. A. Kimmons, R. C. Cates, J.
V. Enochs, W. T. S. Henry [or N.T.S. Henry], R. B. Smith *, T. W.
Cunningham, H. J. Faircloth, J. H. Webb, Jno. W. Martin, C. A. McKinnon,
Albert Jonhs [sic, Albert Jones] , John Jones, Jesse Gurley, Jas. Ayers
*."  [Note:  An asterisk mark (*) indicates the soldier was not listed
in Alcorn County Miss., Cemetery Record compiled by Hughes & Standefer.]

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