It was originally activated as the 10th, a division established in early consisting of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia national guardsmen. By the end of that same year, the 10th Division became the 31st. It went overseas in September Upon arrival in France the 31st was designated as a replacement division.
Mississippi Regimental Files
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Afghanistan War. The unit is rare in that it was formed and has spent most of its life on non-American soil. The regiment is the second to bear the designation, the first being formed out of the 3rd Battalion of the 13th Infantry on 28 July , in the reorganization of the U. Army following the American Civil War.
31st Infantry Regiment members conduct reunion on post
The men remained at Monroe drilling until June , when they moved to a camp in Madison Parish about eight miles from Vicksburg , Mississippi. Then they moved to Tallulah and New Carthage. On August 18 , an enemy gunboat steamed up and captured the transport Fair Play with all of the weapons still on it.
All rights reserved. Captain Samuel A. Most of the regiment came from the area which eventually became West Virginia. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia and was active for the entirety of the conflict. Company E was formed entirely from Highland County, the only county in the 31st not located in the new West Virginia.