We Have A Winner….

I want to thank everyone that participated in the contest to pick my next blog article topic – I received some great entries, and everyone was very passionate about their pick. I really enjoyed the stories that many of you shared on why you wanted me to write about the unit that you voted for.

But in the end there can only be one winner, and I had a little problem when I tallied up the votes – there was a three way tie between the 7th Mississippi Infantry, the 31st Mississippi Infantry, and the 37th Mississippi Infantry. This was not an outcome I had remotely considered, so I had to come up with a way to break the tie. What I decided was this: I put the names of each unit on a slip of paper, folded them up, and put them in my bee-hive hat that I used for reenacting as a Confederate infantryman. I then had my daughter choose the  winner from the hat.

And without any further adieu, I give you the winner – the 31st Mississippi Infantry! The 31st was a great unit that fought in the western theater during the war, and I am looking forward to writing about the gallant men of the regiment.


5 thoughts on “We Have A Winner….

  1. Jeff: I was able to spend some time in Vicksburg recently and toured the park and had some more questions for you regarding the Confederate fortifications, do you have a regular email address that i could use, so I won’t clutter up the Mississippi soldiers website? Thanks, Tom Wiseman

  2. Jeff: I believe the 31st Mississippi lost the most men of any Mississippi Regiment at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. I would be willing to share with you what I have on the 31st at Franklin, casualties, photos, etc. if you wish. Also, where can I purchase a copy of your book on the 38th Mississippi Mt. Inf.?? Tim Burgess

    1. Tim,
      The article on the 31st Mississippi was a one-shot deal, so I don’t need more information on the regiment. As to my book on the 38th, it has been out of print for many years. I plan one day to release an updated, expanded version, but I don’t have the money to do it anytime soon.

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