Lewis B. Miles
Enlisted as a Private
He also had service in:
"G" Co. MS 41st Infantry
died in 1907
Buried: National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR
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Louis B. Miles, Private, Capt. Newton J. Beckett’s Company, 41st Regiment Mississippi Volunteers,* enlisted February 2, 1862 at Meridian, Miss. by Capt. Tolson for 12 months, re-enlisted for 3 years April 14, 1862, severely/dangerously wounded, flesh, at Murfreesboro December 31, 1862, “In charge about 300 yard Intrenchments,”/“In 1st charge to the front,” sent to hospital there, captured at Stone’s River (Murfreesboro)/Franklin January 1/7, 1863, discharged to Louisville April 9, 1863, sent to City Point, Va. for exchange, April 14, admitted General Hospital, Petersburg, Va., Paroled prisoner, April 22, 1863, gunshot wound, furloughed May 19 for 60 days, receipted for an issue of clothing November 23, sent to Surgeon Hawthorne at Mariettta, Ga. for discharge for wounds November 25, 1863, discharged for disability Decembr 10, 1873 at Marietta, Ga., description on enlistment, 19 year old Farmer, born in Spartensburg Dist., S. C., 5’ 11”, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, paroled at Post of Columbus, Miss. May 25, 1865
* This company subsequently became Company G, 41st Regiment Mississippi Infantry
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Company G -- Buttahatchie Rifles (raised in Monroe County, MS)
After the evacuation of Corinth by General Beauregard's army, Tupelo was the headquarters of the Army of the Mississippi until it was moved in the latter part of July to Chattanooga, whence the army marched into Kentucky. June 30, 1862, the Forty-first, Thirtieth and Thirty-seventh were in the brigade of Gen. Patton Anderson, commanded by Brig.-Gen. John C. Brown after Anderson took division command.
The march of 600 miles and the battle of Perryville were the early war experience of the Forty-first. October 6 a portion of the Union army which had retreated to the Ohio River advanced and pressed upon Hardee at Perryville, and Gen. Leonidas Polk, then commanding the Army of Mississippi, sent Anderson's Division to his support, followed by Cleburne, and the battle was brought on upon the 8th. General Hardee wrote regarding the attack by his line that the brigades of John C. Brown and Thomas M. Jones, of Anderson's Division, had been detached to occupy the interval between the right of Buckner and the left of Cheatham. "Cheatham being hotly engaged the brigades of Johnson and Cleburne attacked the angle of the enemy's line with great impetuosity near the burnt barn, while those of Wood, Brown and Jones dashed against their line more to the right, on the left of Cheatham. Simultaneously the brigades of Adams and Powell assailed the enemy in front. The whole force thus united then advanced, aided by a crushing fire from the artillery, which partially enfiladed their lines. This combined attack was irresistible and drove the enemy in wild disorder from the position nearly a mile to the rear." The loss in Hardee's two divisions, Anderson's and Buckner's, was 242 killed and 1,504 wounded. Colonel Tucker was among the wounded. The casualties of his regiment, computed from incomplete returns, were 18 killed, 72 wounded. Some were captured, some fell out in the arduous march back to Kentucky and some were left sick.
Before the close of October the regiment was in camp at Knoxville, whence they were transferred to Chattanooga. From the latter place they advanced to Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Forty-first was in Dilworth's Brigade (with two Florida regiments) of Patton Anderson's Division until December 12, when that division was broken up and the Forty-first assigned to Polk's Corps and placed in Walthall's Brigade, and transferred to Chalmer's Brigade December 26, with which it took part in the battle of Murfreesboro, beginning December 31, I862.
At Murfreesboro Chalmers' Brigade was stationed at the right of Polk's Corps, the right of the brigade resting on Stone's River. Facing them were the brigades of Palmer's Division, extending from the river along the Round Forest and cane brakes. On December 31, Chalmers was ordered to attack at 11 o'clock. The charge was made with gallantry and devotion, but the storm of lead and iron that met the Mississippians at the burnt house struck down their General and shattered the line. The regiments fell back and reformed, and fought gallantly during the remainder of the battle, which raged about the Round Forest for three days. The casualties of the regiment were 25 killed, including Lieuts. F. M. Betts, W. G. Kennedy and P. H. McMahon; 123 wounded and 8 missing.
The names selected by the various companies for the Roll of Honor were: Sergt. John A. Moore, A; A. W. Bell, D; A. F. Anderson, E; A. Sanders, F; Samuel N. Richey, G; G. D. Nelson, H; P. Ledbetter, I; L. F. Constantine, K; W. M. Baker, L.
They fell back to Shelbyville and Tullahoma in January, 1863.
Both he and his widow Maggie C. filed for Confederate pensions from the state of Arkansas. These records may also be procured from the site noted above.
Confederate Pension Records
Given Name: Lewis B.
Application Number: 14282
Widow Surname: Miles
Widow Given Name: Maggie C.
State Served From: Mississippi
Pension County: Yell
Death Date: 2/12/1907
Application Year: 1905
Widow Death Date:
Comments: widow applied 1907 / questionnaire