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Company F, 7th Mississippi (Marion's Men) enlisted Aug. 10—24, 1561 at Little River
Church, Marion Co. MS by Capt. William J.. Rankin, who resigned from the State Senate to raise the company. He originally had ninety-eight men when he left Columbia. One son had previously joined Co. D.


Captain William B. Rankin — resigned for disability May 10, 1862; later reentered the service
1st. Lieut. William H. Bishop — elected Colonel May 8, 1562; wounded at Murfreesboro; killed at Franklin
*1st Lieut. William E. Barringer — from 41st TN; was detailed as drillmaster a short time
2nd . Lieut. William G. Dampier - resigned Jan. 31, 1862
3rd Lieut. Ezekiel T. Hudnall, Assistant surgeon, detached to 38th Miss
Ensign Benjamin F. Thompson; reduced, captured at Missionary Ridge
1st Sgt. John H. Block — injured in train wreck Feb. 27, 1562; discharged; born in N.C.
2nd Sgt. James N. Atkinson — elected Captain; wounded Murfreesboro; leave Mar 7, 1564
3rd Sgt. Jesse 7. Rankin - died June 9, 1862 of fever
4th Sgt. Joseph M. Ford - furnished a substitute June 23, 1862
5th . Sgt, William F. Barnes wounded and captured at Shiloh, exchanged joined 9th Cav.
1st . Corp. Nelson C. Forbes - became 2nd Lieut., captured at Nashville
2nd Corp. Samuel McLelland - went to Yankees Aug. 20, 1863; finally got to New Orleans
3rd Corp. James F. Ford — discharged April 2, 1863
4th Corp. John W. Thompson - wounded Murfreesboro; various hospitals

Henry H. Askew – substituted Robert Merrit Sept 1, 1862
Edward O. Ball – captured at Missionary ridge
Allen J. Barnes surrendered in North Carolina
Levi Bass - leave for 40 days Nov. 11, 1863; quite ill for two months
? Batt — only shows as being sick in Marion Co. Nov. 1861
Henry H. Baughman - wounded at Resaca May 14, 1864
Joel C. Baughman - died of wounds at Murfreesboro, widow was Mary Ann
Martin L. Baughman - wounded at Chattahoochee River, GA; to hospital
William A. Baughman - probably went with another company
John T. C. Baxter - on last roll Aug 1864
Joseph C. Brooks — died at home June 25, 1864 of chronic diarrhea
G. D. Brown — on last roll Aug. 1864
Columbus L. Bryant - died of pneumonia at Shieldsboro; wife Elizabeth J.
George Marion Bryant - died of pneumonia at Shieldsboro; son of Pleasant B. Bryant
Joseph E. Bryant — died at Lauderdale Springs; son of Pleasant B. Bryant
Charles W. Bullock — wounded at Shiloh; died at Summit of wounds
Davis J. B. Bullock - missing at Missionary Ridge
Frances Marion Byne - died at Oxford May 12, 1862 of fever
Alfred Cameron — discharged Nov 8, 1861 for disability
John W. Cameron - went to the Yankees Aug 31, 1863; sent north of the Ohio
Levander “Leo” Cameron — to the hospital Nov 23, 1863
Thomas Cameron — to the hospital Feb 3, 1863
Brick L. Clark — leave for thirty days Feb 3, 1863
Thomas Cox died November 15, 1862 of typhoid fever
William Clark - transferred to 9th Sharpshooters June 26, 1862
*Adam L. Coats - captured Kennesaw Mountain, GA; from Enterprise, MS
*Benjamin F. Collins - captured Kennesaw Mountain, Ga.; from Morton Station, MS
*Morgan E. Collins — captured Kennesaw Mountain, GA; from Morton Station, MS
*Simeon Collins - captured Kennesaw Mountain, GA; from Morton Station, MS
Jackson Conerly - wounded Murfreesboro; discharged as under age Jan 25, 1863
William Conn — disability discharge Jan 26, 1863; forty—two years old
Edmond Coward — surrendered in North Carolina
Jonathan W. Cox - discharged Oct 1, 1862 a minor; captured Apr 27, 1864
Simeon R. Cox - died at LaGrange, GA of typhoid fever Dec 15, 1863
Robert Daugherty discharged July 2, 1562 for disability
David Davis - wounded Murfreesboro; leave from hospital
James Davis — on last roll Aug 1864
Jesse C. Davis - captured at Missionary Ridge
Benjamin Drummond - Medal of Honor at Murfreesboro, wounded Resaca, surrendered N. C.
Isaac Duncan — transferred to 9th Battalion Sharpshooters
Adolphus J. Forbes - discharged for disability July 24, 1862; born in S. C.
Jeptha N. Forbes - exchanged for James Jordan Co. D; leave Jan 20, 1864; Okla. pension
Jackson Fortenberry - wounded Murfreesboro; incomplete record
John G. Fortenberry — captured Sept. 1862; exchanged and to hospital
M. A. Fortenberry - sick all time in regiment
W. J. Fortenberry — wounded at Atlanta; to hospital
Hal Freeman - shown as drummer at Shieldsboro; company unknown
Thomas J. Futch - hurt in the second train wreck Aug 1, 1862; discharged
Rufus Gillis — wounded at Chickamauga and died of wounds
William Green — killed at Chattanooga; was under age
*Charles C. Gunter — captured July 3, 1864 in GA; probably from 7th Battalion
*Josiah H. C. Harper — captured July 19, 1864 in GA; probably from 7th Battalion
B.F. Harrington - was shown as Tat drummer Sept 27, 1861
*Samuel D. Harris - captain; captured at Blakeley, AL; probably 7th Battalion
*Joshua H. Hinton - captured July 3, 1864 in GA; probably from 7th Battalion
Calvin Hood - wounded at Murfreesboro; Chickamauga; Atlanta; captured
William G. H. Howard - died of wounds received at Murfreesboro
James A. Johnson - apparently went with another company
Oliver Hazard Perry Jones — captured Missionary Ridge; from Warren Co.
Wiley E. Jones - surrendered at Greensboro, N.C.
James H. Jordan — transferred to Company D
Edwin Kimber - captured at Nashville
William H. King — discharged due to wounds received at Shiloh
Elijah J. Lee - killed at Greensville, AL 1 Aug 1862 in railroad collision
? Levy — was sick when company left
Felix S. Loe - wounded Murfreesboro; captured in GA and exchanged
Joseph S. C. Loe - did not leave with the company
William W. Luper - died at Jackson, TN Mar 6, 1862
James Lott — killed at Shiloh
John Magee — elected 1st Lieut. to hospital Aug 18, 1864
Tiery J. Magee — wounded severely at Murfreesboro; died Oct 19, 1863 of disease
Joseph Martin - hurt in railroad accident at Greenville, AL; discharged
John Maxwell — enlisted July 19, 1863 in AL; left on Aug 21, 1863
George W. McClosky — died at Chattanooga
James McClosky — died at Shieldsboro
Samuel McDonald — died in Rome, GA
William J. McLelland – killed at Shiloh
*R. Medlin – captured at Selma, Ala, probably from 7th Batt.
Robert Merritt — substitute; captured in KY; paroled; soon died
James Moreland – to hospital in Tn.
George W. Moody – hurt in railroad accident 1Aug. 862, died of typhoid
John Morris -killed at Shiloh, father is Alfred Morris
William J. Morris died May 21, 1862 of disease, father is Alfred Morris
William Murphy — discharged for disability July 2, 1862
Lewis J. Newsom — surrendered in North Carolina
Daniel Nichols - did not return from sick leave 1861; probably discharged
Needham Nichols — discharged at Corinth
Ephraim D. Nichols — died at Corinth
*James H. Parker — captured at Big Shanty, GA; member of 22nd Miss.; born in TN
John C. Parnell — died at Bay St. Louis of fever
Seaborn A. Pigot — transferred to Sharpshooters
Charles C. Pittman — died at Oxford
Daniel Pittman — wounded at Shiloh; discharged for disability
Gaines A. Pittman — sent to hospital sick in 1861
James W. Pittman — fifteen year old boy discharged Nov 1, 1862 at Bardstown, KY
Jesse R. B. Pittman — discharged Aug 26, 1861 to care for aged invalid mother; has brothers yet on the company roll
Richard B. Pittman -wounded at Murfreesboro; killed at Chickamauga
Stephen D. Pittman - wounded at Murfreesboro; wounded and lost a leg in GA
Daniel Polk — sent to hospital 14 Feb 1854
Elisha Polk — discharged and re—enlisted; to hospital at Rome, GA
Joseph Pope — discharged at Harrison Landing, TN
H. L. Pritchard — wounded at Atlanta and sent to hospital
P. B. Raiford - became a cook at Newnan, GA hospital
George W. Rankin — wounded at Resaca and sent to hospital
John W. Rankin — discharged for disability
Ephraim E. Rawls — got a forty day sick leave Dec 1, 1863
George W. Robinson - discharged for disability; born in Attala Co.
Calvin Ryals - died at Cassville, GA of pneumonia
Elijah Ryals - died in Knoxville, TN
Elisha G. Ryals —captured at Missionary Ridge; died in prison
Evans Ryals — died in Marion Co.
Felix Ryals — sixty day leave from hospital Mar 23, 1864
Hugh J. Ryals - went to the Yankees at Bridgeport, AL
Charles Slade — received a thirty day leave Feb 16, 1864
Samuel Slade - ran off at Bay St. Louis and went home
Andrew Smith - in hospital in Apr 1863
Andrew Jackson Sones — substitute; wounded at Resaca, Ga and sent to hospital
James Spears - ran off at Bay St. Louis and went home
Ebenezer P. Stewart — substituted A J Sones Aug 23, 1862
*Francis Stoefer — captured Leesburg, VA; residence New Orleans; possibly 11th Miss
Jackson W. Stringer — died at Bay St. Louis; son of J. F. Stringer
Josiah M. Stringer died at Oxford hospital
James B. Tatum — on last roll Aug 1864
William J. Thompson — discharged Jan 21, 1862
*J. M. Tittle - captured at Gettysburg; probably from 11th Miss,

Henry Tubb — transferred to Sharpshooters
*P. D. Turner — captured at Selma, AL; in Roddy Cavalry
*Richard H. Valentine — captured Chattahoochee, Ga.; from Jones Co.
Marion M. Wallace — wounded at Atlanta; sent to hospital

Jesse Warren, Jr. — was Sutler; transferred
*Younger Wilbourne - captured Chattahoochee, Ga.; from Jasper Co.
*William J. . Wilburn — captured Marietta, GA; from Ellisville; 7th MS Battalion
Bennett Whiddon - captured at Missionary Ridge; from Columbia
James Whiddon - died at Henderson, TN
John A. Whiddon — died at Chattanooga, TN John
Ira Whiddon — discharged for disability
*David Williams — captured in GA July 3, 1863; Green Co.; 7th Battalion
*James P. Williams - captured in GA July 3, 1863; State Line, Greene Co.
William Yarborough - deserted at Bridgeport, AL

In relation of William Yarborough, he was one of the ten members of the regiment who went to the Yankees at Bridgeport. In our analysis of the regiment, we have only found eleven who deserted to the Union, which we consider a tribute to the majority of the men in the regiment. This group of ten left the Confederate lines during the night and reported in to the Yanks the next day. Apparently they were not in Confederate uniform (we imagine that uniforms were at a premium in 1863) and according to the Union statement about John W. Cameron, the Yanks were suspicious of the group and told them that they were bushwhackers.

Probably the Yanks threatened to shoot the ten and two of them became so frightened and were making all kinds of rash statements about their love of the Union that the Yanks put them to the test and forced two of them to join the Union Army. Of the two, one had presence of mind and enlisted under another name than his own. It is unsafe to speculate about any action of another but from looking over records of such characters, we believe that these two left the Blue Coats at their first opportunity. We do not believe that any of the ten harbored any ill feelings for the Confederacy but were smart enough to realize that the Seventh was losing men by being killed and wounded in every battle and they were trying to save their own skin.

The remaining eight took an oath to remain North of the Ohio River for the remainder of the war, but as was shown earlier, at least Cameron appeared in New Orleans a year later and was made to take the oath again, Some Confederates really did not understand what the oath of allegiance was and became home sick in the North. A few are recorded as drifting back South through the lines and rejoining other Confederate units.

On this same sad note, there were fifteen who joined the Union Army to fight Indians on the frontier or the Union Navy while they were in Union prisons. Four of these were rejected and released. Of this group, we would only state that the food was bad and scarce, the prison guards were brutal and thousands were dying in the Union prisons. These men had served honorably and well before their capture and although the vast majority did not desert their comrades, the Federal Government was able to recruit six regiments to go and fight the Indians out of the pest hole prisons. Only two of the eleven that served the Union were brave enough to admit their service for the Federals and draw a pension from the United States Government.

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