Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 20th Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 20th Infantry Regiment

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The 20th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Montgomery, with recruits from Bibb, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Russell, Tuscaloosa, and Washington counties, on 16 September 1861. Proceeding to Mobile in November and to Knoxville in February 1862, the regiment was placed under General Danville Leadbetter of Mobile. Transferred to General Seth M. Barton's Brigade, the 20th operated for some time in east Tennessee and advanced into Kentucky with General Kirby Smith, being in General Alexander Reynolds' Brigade, Henry Heth's Division. The regiment was engaged in the constant fighting from Dalton to Atlanta, being conspicuous at Rocky Face Ridge, and losing heavily at Kennesaw. It participated at Jonesboro, suffering severely. It moved into Tennessee with General John Bell Hood, and lost heavily at Nashville. From that field, the 20th passed into North Carolina and fought at Kinston and Bentonville. At the close of the war, the 20th was consolidated with the 30th Infantry Regiment at Smithfield, 9 April 1865. It was surrendered at Salisbury, about 165 rank and file of the original 1100 men with which the 20th took the field. Companies Of The Alabama 20th Infantry Regiment Co. "A" (Perry County): Alfred S. Pickering (promoted); Leroy E. Davis Co. "B" (Dallas and Bibb counties): James M. Dedman (wounded, Vicksburg; promoted); Thomas K. Ferguson Co. "C" (Jefferson County): Mitchell Thomas Porter (promoted); George W. Ayres (KIA, Jonesboro); Andrew J. Tarrant Co. "D" (Bibb County): Bibb Rifles. Richard Hobson Pratt (captured, Port Gibson, and never exchanged); Lt. William F. Lowrey (transferred to Co. "H") Co. "E" (Greene County): Robert E. Watkins (resigned, 2 Aug 62); John McKee Gould (detailed to General Pettus' staff); 1st Lt. James T. Smith Co. "F" (Perry and Bibb counties): Lucius J. Lockett (resigned, 2 Aug 62) William H. Sheppard (resigned, 23 Dec 62); Chapman A. Spencer; Isaac W. Parish Co. "G" (Shelby, Bibb, and Jefferson counties): John W. Davis (promoted); Rufus Monroe De Shazo (resigned, 29 April 1864); George S. Nave (wounded, Marietta; resigned, 18 Dec 64) Co. "H" (Perry and Bibb counties): John P. Peterson (resigned, 18 Nov 61); Samuel W. Davidson Co. "I" (Greene County): John G. Harris (promoted); Albert M. Avery (retired, 2 Nov 64); Noah H. Gewin Co. "K" (Tuscaloosa County): Joseph C. Guild (resigned, 2 Aug 62); Benjamin D. Massingaleshow more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 336g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514376288
  • 9781514376287

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.net"show more