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1865


January: The 33rd continued the march to Tupelo and arrived on the 9th. For the remainder of the month they remained in north Mississippi.

February: Around the 1st, the few remaining members of the 33rd were ordered to reinforce Gen. Johnston in the Carolinas. They were transported by rail to Augusta, GA. Then on the 25th, they marched to Newberry, SC.

March: On the 18th, the 33rd stationed near Smithfield, NC, marched, in a southeasterly direction to Bentonville and camped. For the next three days they were active in the efforts to stop the Federal advance.

Returns for the 31st show that Maj.-Gen. Edward C. Walthall was in command of Stewart's Corps; Featherston's Brigade was commanded by Maj. Martin A. Oatis, and the 33rd was under the command of Lt. George B. Lenoir (Co. E).

April: The Confederate forces were so depleted that regiments could not muster enough men to even be called a company. On the 9th, what was left of the 33rd was consolidated with the 1st Mississippi, 22nd Mississippi, and First Mississippi Battalion and became known as the 22nd Mississippi Regiment, with Col. Martin A. Oatis commanding.

Hostilities were suspended on the 18th, the army was surrendered on the 26th near Durham Station, and the men of the 33rd were paroled at Greensboro. Soon, they were on their way home.

During their retirement years, seventeen members resided at the Jefferson Davis Soldiers Home at Beauvoir in Biloxi, MS.

"You will return to your homes with the admiration of our people, won by the courage and noble devotion you have displayed in this long war. I shall always remember with pride the loyal support and generous confidence you have given me."

--- Gen. J.E. Johnston, May 2, 1865

For more information see Dr. Sidney W. Bondurant's
History of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry

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