Turpin Dickson Magee served in the 46th Mississippi Infantry

The following Confederate profile was recently added into the Franklin Descendants online database.

Turpin Dickson Magee

Turpin Dickson Magee, Major,  46th Mississippi Infantry

Born Covington County, Miss on February 1, 1824.

His oldest son, Lt Robert Jacob Magee was in the 4th Miss Cavalry.

Raised Co. B, Covington Rebels of 6th Miss Battalion, later to be the 46th Miss Regt.  Appointed commander on the 46th Miss upon the death of Colonel William Clark at Alatoona, Ga,  on October 6, 1864.

The 46th Miss Infantry was part of BG Claudius Sears’ Brigade, French’s Division. The 46th was one of the few regiments that officially did not lose any men at Franklin, while there were 34 men killed in their brigade at large.

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