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Company F, 29th Miss. (Hampton Guards)

This was a Calhoun County unit, but is listed in all sources as being from Lowndes County. Is there anyway to set the record straight on this? I have several ancestors in this company and would like their heritage corrected. Co. F was enrolled March 6, 1862 at Big Creek in western Calhoun County. My great uncle, Robert M Cook's service record shows that he was mustered into Capt. James M. Hampton's Company, Miss. Vol. at Big Creek by Col. J.A. Orr

This company subsequently became Co. F, 29th Miss, organized at Grenada Apr. 11, 1862 with companies from neighboring counties, A - Lafayette Co., B - Tallahatchie Co., C - Panola Co., D & E - Yalobusha County, F - Calhoun Co., G - Attala Co., H - Yazoo Co., I - DeSoto Co., K - Holmes Co.,

I have compared the roster of Co. F with the 1860 census of Calhoun County and of the 165 men that served in this company, 121 were on the 1860 Calhoun County Census. Capt. James Hampton was a Methodist minister and landowner at Big Creek. Lt. Robert N. Provine was a store owner and landowner at Coles Creek in what is now Grenada County.

I think this company has probably been confused with another company, Co. F, 43rd Miss, Capt. John Hampton, that was from Lowndes County.

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