Regiment Name: 32 Mississippi Infantry
Soldier's Rank_In: Private
Soldier's Rank_Out: Private (KIA at Battle of Perryville)
Film Number M232 roll 13
William Fitzgerald enlisted as a Private in Compnay A, 32nd Mississippi on March 7, 1862 in Tishomingo Co., Mississippi, probalby as Kosuth. He would have been serving proudly under the leadership of Rev. Mark Perrin Lowrey, a Baptist minister often referred to as the "Fighting Preacher of the Army of Tennessee," when he lost his life 7 months and 1 day later at the Battle of Perryville in Kentucky on Oct. 8, 1862.
Citizens of Kosuth, Miss., where then "Col." Lowrey resided with his young family, besieged their beloved Baptist preacher, Rev. Lowrey, to take up the cause of the Confederacy and lead their sons off to war - again! Lowrey had just returned from a 90-day stint with boys from the area.
Below is a link for an abstract and other information on the 32nd & 45th Mississippi (Consolidated).
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