"The 34th was a large regiment, probably the largest in (its) brigade. It was not so large as some of the others at the first but the great numbers of additions to its ranks, and their zeal in keeping up a large average, always gave them a massive appearance. In their rank and file were some of the foremost men in North Mississippi and many sons of such men. This gave them pride of character, an essential limit of true bravery. In the grand shock of battle... this regiment gave good measure."
Reverend E. A. Smith, 1904
Honor Without a Stain: The 34th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 1862-1865 walks in the footstep of the average North Mississippian from his first engagement at Farmington, Mississippi across the battlefields of Perryville, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Atlanta, and into the grand coronation of death at Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee.
Included are never before published wartime diary and letter excerpts. Invaluable to genealogists will be the complete roster of the regiment including last known residences for survivors, circa 1907.
"Honor Without a Stain is required reading for every serious student of the War Between the States. The author´s best work yet, Honor Without a Stain is not only a great read, it´s brimming with facts and personal anecdotes available in no other generally accessible publication anywhere. The true story of the Civil War is here. Read it and you will understand."
"Mr. Boone, I am the great grandson of Thomas Franklin Rutherford mentioned in your book about the 34th of Miss. I have done some research about my kin and the 34th. You have done an excellent job on the material. I, and all three of my brothers, recommend your book highly. Thanks for doing this book for so many people."
Lt. Cmdr. R. J. Skinner, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
B. Rutherford Mesquite, TX