I'm looking for information on my great-great grandfather James A. Faust. He was part of the 2nd Regiment Miss. State Troops. He served along with one of my other great-great grandfathers Micajah Wilkinson. I've discovered the letters of M. Wilkinson @ LSU. I'm waiting to get copies of these papers. I've run into a deadend with James Faust. I have his military records but the only thing they tell me is when he enlisted and that he was absent w/ leave from 23 Sept. 1862-28 Feb. 1863. These same dates appear on Micajah's military records indicating he was on furlough. What was happening during this period of time? James Faust came home in May or early June 1863 with a fever and soon he and most of his family died from the fever. Was the group disbanded?
I'm a teacher and I'm working on a story of my family's civil war history to share with my students. Any information would be greatly appreciated.