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Military

Military members and prior military personnel who lived in Kemper County

If you have information to add about a specific Kemper military personnel regarding any war or soldier, including civil war pension records, please send them to me. If you have an old picture to go with your soldier's story, I can post that too! 

 

 

 

CIVIL WAR

 If you have any information to add, please email me.

If you have ancestors from Kemper that served in Confederate regiments other than Kemper Regiments, please let me know. I will place their names on the Misc. Regiments page with your email address attached.

Finding Information on Your Kemper County Confederate Ancestor ...

Finding Information on Your Kemper County Confederate Ancestor ...

Kemper County is fortunate to have Tom Neely as a look up person for our  Confederate Ancestors. Listed below is the information he will try to find for you and the addresses to get the records. 

Tom can:
*  Verify or determine the unit of most Mississippi soldiers if they entered Confederate service. 
*Determine the numbered regiment or battalion and letter company--that's the key to getting the other records.  

Because these look-ups are time consuming (there is no one book that has all of the information), please do not request more than one a day. Also, please  request ONLY Kemper County Servicemen. If you are unsure, it is fine to request the information. He will look the information up in the Mississippi records. To request a look up, email Tom Neely with your ancestor's complete name and date of birth (use an approximate date, if you are unsure as to the correct date).

To obtain copies of  service records and pension records, follow the instructions below. 

You may order them from:
Mississippi Dept of Archives and History
P. O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
tel. (601) 359-6850
Administration fax (601) 359-6975
Archives and Library Division fax (601) 359-6964
Historic Preservation Division fax (601) 359-6955.

It is now nearly as cheap, and much, much faster than the National Archives. Also nicer folks. Helpful, courteous, interested and dedicated people--which does make a difference.

Confederate Pension Records
Confederate Pension Records are held by the state where the pensioner lived when the application was filed. The State Libraries or Archives are the usual depositories for these records. Most Confederate state pensions were means tested--the applicant had to be near destitute to qualify. As a result, many Confederate soldiers never applied for such pensions. To determine whether your ancestor applied for a pension write the state archives where he lived after the war. A complete list of addresses and telephone numbers, as well as links to some states, is available online at:

http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/confed.html

There is a three volume index to the  applications for pensions that may be available in many Mississippi libraries. Pension records can be ordered from the
Mississippi State Archives in Jackson.

 If your ancestors moved to Texas after the war there is an index online which includes a search engine and a procedure for ordering the file by email. The address is:

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/lobby/cpi/cpindex.htm

When you write to determine if your ancestor or his beneficiary applied for a pension it is again helpful to have the letter company and numbered regiment in which he served, as well as his wife's name.

CivilWarDocs.com was created to allow researchers of all types the opportunity to purchase civil war documents at a reasonable price. These are the identical documents you would receive from the National Archives in Washington D.C.

As you receive your information, if your ancestor served in a Kemper regiment, please let me know. I will post your serviceman's name with your email address attached. 

1st Cavalry, Co. E

2nd Cavalry, Co. C

2nd Cavalry, Co. H

11th Cavalry, Co. A

Gamblin's Co.

Stonewall Rangers

Kemper Home Guard

1st Infantry, Co. E

1st Infantry, Co. I

5th Infantry, Co. I

6th Infantry, Co. K

13th Infantry, Co. C

 

24th MS Infantry, Companies A-L

The rosters of the 24th Mississippi were transcribed by Lynne Hicks. They are not complete. If you have names to add to these rosters, please let me know.  

24th Infantry, Co. A-B

24th Infantry, Co. C-D

24th Infantry, Co. E-F

24th Infantry, Co. G-H

24th Infantry, Co. I

24th Infantry, Co. K-L

 

26th Infantry, Co. E

35th Regiment, Co. A

35th Regiment, Co. B

40th Infantry, Co. I

43rd Infantry, Co. K

43rd Infantry, Co. K, pg 2



Slaves that went to war



In Regiments other than Kemper County Regiments


Confederate Reunion 1903

 

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS

 

 

World War I and II Resources

World War I Draft Registrants

ARCHIVES

A-B C-DE-G H I-L M N-Q R-S T-Y

 

World War II Enlistment

ARCHIVES

Kemper County Enlistees, World War II, Names WALTERS - EASON

Kemper County Enlistees, World War II, Names EDMONDS - KYZER

Kemper County Enlistees, World War II, Names LACY - RINCHER

Kemper County Enlistees, World War II, Names ROBERTS - YOUNG

 

Korean War

The USS Kemper County LST 854

 

 

 

Vietnam

 

Gulf War

 

 

Military Links

Civil War Links

43rd MS

43rd MS, Co. K

35th MS

MS units in VA

Texas Archive Civil War Library

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The American Civil War Home Page

Cornell University - "War of the Rebellion"

Vicksburg National Military Park

Beauvoir Confederate Veterans Home and Cemetery

Civil War Rosters

Misc. Military Links

War of 1812 Index and Pay/Muster Rolls

1835 Federal Pension List-Mississippi

North Carolina Loyalists during the American Revolution

American Revolutionary War Soldiers

DAR Library

The Vietnam Casualty Page

WW I Registrants

The Wall on the Web

WW2 Newspaper Clippings

Soldiers & Sailors System



If you have questions or problems with this site,
email the Kemper County Coordinator: LeFloris Lyon
I am unable to do your personal research.
I do not live in Kemper County MS.

LeFloris Lyon 2003-2016 All rights reserved
Last modified: 03/03/16.
 

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