A Sketch of the History of the Second Mississippi Infantry Regiment:
Background and Introduction: Part II
Many regimental historians enjoy doing their research and then writing 500-600 page tomes to include every scrap of information they can about their "labor of love." That's understandable, but I've also always been interested in graphics that can provide tons of information in one graph. Here's one I put together on the 2nd Mississippi Infantry. The CMSR rolls were missing muster information for the Feb-Mar 1863 muster, thus the gap in the chart.
Michael R. Brasher
Besides being the self-published author of Civil War books, I am the great-grandson of Private Thomas Benton Weatherington, one of the 1,888 Confederate soldiers from northeast Mississippi that served in the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. A lifelong Civil War buff, I grew up near the Shiloh battlefield in West Tennessee. I received my MA in Civil War Studies from American Military University. I also hold degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MBA which I draw upon to help shape my own unique approach to researching and writing Civil War history. As former president and co-founder of InfoConcepts, Inc., I was the co-developer of the American Civil War Regimental Information System and Epic Battles of the American Civil War software. I developed and maintained the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment website from 2002 until 2015 and now maintain the 2nd Mississippi Facebook page. I am also writing a regimental history to be released in the near future. I am a retired Air Force officer and now reside in Huntsville, Alabama.