The Battle of Farmington, Mississippi was fought on May 9, 1862 in Farmington, Mississippi during the Siege of Corinth. General Braxton Bragg of the Confederate States Army (CSA) had 25,000 men. The Union Army had 12,000 troops on hand. The CSA had 9 casualties. The Union Army had 16 killed and 148 wounded.
The 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment was ordered to draw the enemy out as to count their numbers and they withdrew to a swamp north of town. Wisconsin 8th reported 5 killed, 14 severely wounded, and 19 slightly wounded. Old Abe the Screaming Eagle accompanied the Wisconsin 8th Infantry.
There had been a previous battle at Farmington 6 days before, on May 3, 1862.
- Laurier B. McDonald. 14 Letters to a Friend, the Story of the Wartime Ordeal of Capt. De Witt Clinton Fort, C.S.A.. Laurier B. McDonald. p. 37. ISBN 978-1-60530-979-8. http://books.google.com/books?id=ReJ6wx_QTAIC&pg=PA37. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- The Union Army: Cyclopedia of battles. Federal Publishing Company. 1908. p. 392. http://books.google.com/books?id=0HkVAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA392. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
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