Foremost is the story of Mississippians who volunteered to fight for the south in the Civil War. Fighting bravely and facing incredible odds, the 4th endured ice, snow, horrid prisoner of war camps and still fought to the end. The first half of the book is a narrative of the regiment. The second is an extensive list of names for family research. More
Foremost is the story of yeomen Mississippi farmers, politicians, craftsmen and merchants who volunteered to fight for the south in the Civil War. During the years leading up to that fratricidal conflict, families moved west to find new land. The families of these soldiers were typical.
Fighting bravely and facing incredible odds, the 4th endured ice, snow, horrid prisoner of war camps and still fought to the end. Their deeds were carried out at Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, Vicksburg, Chickasaw Bluffs, Big Black River Bridge, Port Gibson, Kennesaw Mountain, Franklin, Atlanta, Allatoona Pass, Nashville, Fort Blakeley and Mobile.
The second half of the book will be helpful to genealogists from Choctaw, Attala, Caroll, Holmes, Lafayette and Calhoun counties. Included in the appendix is a partial roll of POWs from the 4th. The book also contains casualty lists from Port Gibson and Vicksburg. A list of every man who served in the 4th concludes the appendix.
The cover is by Charles Bradford.
The book was edited by Rod Martin.