Lewis Pipes

Pvt.  Breckenridge Guard

Lewis Pipes Jr. was the 7th son of Lewis C. Pipes Sr. and Nancy Holmes. Born approximately 1839 in Adams County, Mississippi, he was one of 14 children born to Lewis Sr. and Nancy Holmes. Lewis Sr.was a son of  John Pipes and Mary Taylor and a grandson of Windsor Pipes and Jane McAffee. He was a plantation owner and held a great amount of property in Adams County near Natchez.

Lewis Jr. served in the war with two and possibly three of his brothers, (Charles and James and possibly Robert) , although Charles and James served in the Jeff Davis Legion and Robert may have served in the Mississippi Cavalry.

Lewis Jr. was educated at Centenary College and the University of Virginia before the war. He is listed in the 1860 census of Adams County, Mississippi as a single head of household, age 21, Farmer, and the value of his holdings were $40,000.00. Lewis married Mary Eliza Swayze in March of 1869 and they raised four children: Saphronia, Caleb, Frank and Rose, although the first two children died at a young age. Mary Eliza died in January of 1905 in Adams County and Lewis Jr. died there also on November 5th of the same year.

The Breckenridge Guards were formed in Adams County, Mississippi and Mustered into service July 24th, 1862.


Murfreesboro, Tenn. Dec. 29th to 31st, 1862.

Chickarnauga, Tenn. Sept. 18th to 20th,1863.

Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov. 26th, 1863.

Dalton, Ga. May 6th to 12th, 1864.

Resacca, Ga. May 15th, 1864.

Dalton, Ga. May 28th, 1864.

Atlanta, Ga. July 20th, 1864.

Atlanta, Ga. on the right, July 22nd, 1864.

Jonesboro Aug. 31st to Sept. 1st, 1864.

Franklin, Tenn. Nov. 27th, 1864.

Murfreesboro, Tenn. Dec. 4th and 6th, 1864.

Nashville, Tenn. Dec. 15th and 16th, 1864.

Bentonville, N.C. Feb. 1866.

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