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John Calvin Fiser

Colonel Fiser led the Seventeenth Mississippi Regiment in the attack on Fort Sanders, losing an arm from a point-blank Yankee pistol shot while trying to cut down the flag pole the Seventy-Ninth New York Cameron Highlanders had erected on the … Continue reading

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Who led the attack?

Depending on whose recollections you read, either the Thirteenth Mississippi or the Seventeenth Mississippi regiment led the right-hand column in the charge on the Northwest Bastion. Dunbar Rowland in the Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898, says it was the Thirteenth. … Continue reading

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