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41st Mississippi Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: R. Allen ByrdRank: Private Company: K

Fullname was Right Allen Byrd but went by his middle name of Allen or his nickname of Tanner. He was native of North Carolina but moved to Noxubee County, MS, with his family around 1840. Enlisted April 1862 in Macon, Noxubee County, by Capt. G. D. Moore for a period of 3 years or til the end of the war. During the war, he was captured near Dalton, Georgia after the Battle of Resaca on May 13, 1864 and held as a Prisoner of War at Camp Morton in Indianapolis, Indiana, from May 22, 1864 until his release on May 10, 1865 upon taking an Oath of Allegiance to the United States. On his Oath of Allegiance, it lists his place of residence as Noxubee County, Miss., his complexion as dark, his hair and eyes as dark, and his height as 5 foot 5 1/4 inches. Tanner Byrd was not a big man.

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