Private Needham H. Temples, Company E, 37th Mississippi Infantry was recorded present on his companies muster roll for the period June 30 to August 30, 1862, the company being located at Saltillo, Miss. at the end of this period. At the next bi-monthly muster, for the period, August 30 to October 30, 1862, held at Camp Rogers, near Waterford*, Miss., he was recorded as "Absent, sick in hospital," it was on the next muster, held for the period November & December,1862, that his fate was recorded which was that he had died October 20
* Companies C & D recorded that they were stationed at Lumpkin's Mill at the end of October.
[Note: Lumpkin's Mills was located about 6 miles South of Holly Spring, which is about where Waterford is located. http://marshallcountyms.org/locales/oldmills.php]
The record of events for Companies B, C & D for the period September & October, 1862 provide this record:
September 7 - The company (B) left Saltilo and arrived at Baldwyn same day.
September 10 - Left for Iuka from Baldwyn (Co. D)
September 11-14 - (Co. B) Left Baldwyn and arrived at Iuka September 14.
September 14 - (Co. D) Took possession of Iuka
September 19 - (Co. B) Under fire of the enemy
September 19 - The Company (C) was engaged in the battle of Iuka
September 19-20 - (Co. D) Had battle on the evening of September 19 and evacuated the place on the morning of September 20 and retreated back to Baldwyn, traveling about 100 miles
September 20-22 - Left Iuka (Co. B) and arrived at Baldwyn September 22
September 25 - (Co. D) Left Baldwyn for Corinth via Ripley
September 26 - October 4 - (Co. B) Left Baldwyn and arrived beforre Corinth October 3. Engaged in battle of Corinth both days.
October 3 and 4 - (Co. B) Left Corinth October 4 (Co. C) [Engaged in battle] of Corinth
October 3-4 - Gave the enemy battle at Corinth and began our retreat from Corinth on the evening of October 4 and came back to Ripley and thence to this place [Lumpkin's Mill], traveling about 140 miles on that march.
October 15 - (Co.B) Arrived at station near Lumpkin's Mill. Distance travelled in changing stations, about 250 miles.