Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 16th Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 16th Infantry Regiment

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The 16th Alabama Infantry regiment was assembled at Courtland, AL, on August 6, 1861. The unit was ordered to Knoxville, TN, then Kentucky where it fought at Fishing Creek (lost 64 men) under General Felix Zollicoffer. Later it was assigned to General Sterling Wood's regiment (with the 33rd AL, 44th TN, and 32nd and 33rd MS regiments). It lost 162 men at the battle of Shiloh. From Dalton to Atlanta the Sixteenth bore an honorable share in the retrograde movement of the Western Army, fighting by day and entrenching by night, and its casualties were 200 in number. At Jonesboro, the Sixteenth lost about 150 of its men, and was an actor in the other scenes of the fearful drama around Atlanta. At Chickamauga the 16th was in Cleburne's division. Its loss was 244 killed and wounded of the 414 engaged. From the disaster at Missionary Ridge the Sixteenth retired and wintered at Dalton. It moved with Hood into Tennessee and fought at Franklin and Nashville losing half its remaining force, and every commissioned officer. A remnant followed the march of the army into the Carolinas, and surrendered at Goldsboro, about 50 men being present. It had been consolidated with the 1st and 45th Alabama regiments. Companies Of The Alabama 16th Infantry Regiment Lauderdale - Alexander D. Coffee; resigned. Oliver S. Kennedy; resigned. Calvin Carson. Franklin - Jas. M'Gaughey; wounded at Shiloh; promoted. Barton Dickson; wounded at Chickamauga and at New Hope. Franklin - James W.C. Smith; resigned. Johm Beene; wounded and captured at Franklin. Franklin - W.W. Weatherford; resigned. John Beene; wounded and captured at Franklin. Lawrence - Frederick A. Ashford; promoted. Frederick Sherrod; wounded at Murfreesboro. Lawrence - William Hodges; wounded at Chickamauga. Marion - John B. Powers; resigned. John H. Bankhead; wounded. Lawrence - William S. Bankhead; resigned. Lafayette Swope; resigned. Robert McGregor; killed at Nashville. Marion - George W. Archer; wounded at Atlanta. Conecuh - J.J. May.show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514357151
  • 9781514357156

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