In my notes I have a Colonel D. H. Quinn commanding the 2nd Regiment Mississippi Troops. Dunbar Rowland's "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898" states that the regiment was organized for 6 months at Camp Tupper in August 1862 and mustered out in mid 1863. It also states that the regiment was a part of Hebert's Brigade in January 1863. By that time Merida Fortenberry's service record lists him as absent without leave.
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