First Mississippi Artillery Regiment
The following information is taken directly from Units of the Confederate States Army by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. Published by Derwent Books; Midlothian, Virginia. (c)1987. To order this book, click the link or scroll down to our bookstore:
1st Artillery Regiment was organized during the late summer of 1862 with eleven companies. During the war the various companies served as both light and heavy artillery but not as one command. The regiment was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and Companies A, C, D, E, G, I, and L were captured at Vicksburg. Companies B, F, H, and K were captured at Port Hudson. After being exchanged, Companies A, B, C, D, F, G, I, K, and L were assigned to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, Company E to the Trans-Mississippi Department, and Company G to the Army of Tennessee. All disbanded before the end of the war. It's commanders were Colonel William T. WITHERS, Lieutenant Colonel James P. PARKER, and Major Benjamin R. HOLMES and Major Jefferson L. WOFFORD.