Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 11th Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 11th Infantry Regiment

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The 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment was enlisted 17 June 1861 at Lynchburg, VA, with 972 men, rank and file, though several of the companies had been in camp for 2 or 3 months. Proceeding to VA, it reached Winchester in July and was brigaded under General Edmund Kirby Smith of FL. It fought throughout the war in Virginia with severe loss, and was sternly confronting the foe at Appomattox when astounded by the news of the surrender. There were only about 125 of the regiment present there for duty, Capt. M. L. Stewart of Pickens commanding. Of 1192 names on its muster roll, over 270 fell in battle, about 200 died of disease, 170 were discharged, and 80 were transferred. Companies Of The Alabama 11th Infantry Regiment The companies were raised in Bibb, Clarke, Fayette, Greene, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, and Washington counties. Co. "A" (Marengo): Young Marshall Moody (promoted to lt. colonel, 43rd AL Regt); Capt. Thomas H. Holcombe (KIA, Frazier's Farm); John B. Rains Co. "B," Greene County Grays (Greene): George Field (promoted); William M. Bratton (KIA, Frazier's Farm); George W. Clark Co. "C," Confederate Guards (Greene): John C. Calhoun Sanders (wounded, Frazier's Farm; promoted); Benjamin T. Higginbotham (wounded, Salem Church; resigned, 12 Aug 64); Richard M. Kamedy (wounded, Petersburg) Co. "D," Canebrake Legion (Marengo): George E. Tayloe (promoted); John Haywood Prince Co. "E" (Washington and Clarke): Richard J. Fletcher (promoted); John James (KIA, 2nd Cold Harbor) Co. "F" (Bibb): James L. Davidson (resigned, 5 July 62); Joseph C. Caddell (KIA, Petersburg, 27 Oct 64); Zachariah Abney Co. "G," North Port Rifles (Tuscaloosa): James H. McMath (KIA, Frazier's Farm); Abner Newton Steele (appointed, 11 June 61; died in service, 30 June 62); John B. Hughes (wounded) Co. "H," Pickens County Guards (Pickens): Reuben C. Chapman (resigned, 16 June 62); Martin L. Stewart Co. "I" (Fayette): George Traweek (removed); Stephen E. Bell (KIA, Frazier's Farm); Lemuel Harris (KIA, the Crater) Co. "K" (Perry): Henry Talbird (resigned, 6 Aug 61); Mathew M. England (died in service); Walter C. Y. Parker (mortally wounded, Frazier's Farm); James H. George (resigned, 1 June 63); James L. Brazelton (KIA, Petersburg); Edward R. Lucasshow more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514315211
  • 9781514315217

About John C Rigdon

John Rigdon has authored a number of books on the Civil War and is the manager of the web site, Research OnLine, (www.researchonline.net) the premier site for researching Civil War ancestors in the Civil War. His titles include the Historical Sketch and Roster Volumes (1100 plus titles) and a dozen volumes in the "We Fought" series focusing on particular battles and commanders. Additionally John works in translation of materials for Haitian Creole and several languages of West Africa including French, Moore, Bambara, and Dioula (Jula). John resides in the foothills of the Appalachians outside Cartersville, GA. where he enjoys gardening and aquaponics. You may reach him at jrigdon@researchonline.netshow more