High Pressure Brigade

From time to time on this website you will see the term "The High Pressure Brigade". It is a term often used in narratives about the Brigade of which the 7th Mississippi was a part. General James Patton Anderson's Brigade, which consisted of the 7th, 9th, 10th and 41st Mississippi regiments as well as the 9th Mississippi Battalion Sharpshooters and Garrity's (Alabama) Battery is believed to have earned this name during the Battle of Munfordville, Kentucky.

The list below will take you to a page devoted to a capsule history of each regiment and unit. Since this site is dedicated to the 7th it is recommended as a favorite of course. But the entire brigade deserves recognition too.

NOTE: Remnants of the 9th Batt. Miss. Sharpshooters, 7th, 10th, 41st, and 44th Regiments of Mississippi Infantry were consolidated at Smithfield, North Carolina, April 9, 1865 as the 9th Consolidated Mississippi Infantry. The unit surrendered on April 26, 1865.

All the unit histories are from Dunbar Rowland’s "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898"

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