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 Posted: Mon May 15th, 2006 10:28 pm
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This is a great article - what a discovery!!! However, the article mentions the 32nd MS and 45th MS as if they might be one unit.  Actually, Cpl. McBride was a member of the original 45th MS, which in 1864 officially became the 3rd MS Battalion.  At Franklin the 3rd MS Battalion was consolidated with the 5th MS Infantry.  McBride is clearly listed on the roster of the 3rd MS Battalion.  The 32nd MS Infantry was consolidated with the 8th MS Infantry.  Both of these consolidated units were part of Lowrey's Brigade, Cleburne's Division, but they operated separately within the brigade.  Basically, McBride never had any affiliation with the 32nd MS other than it was in his brigade.

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