Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 21st Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 21st Infantry Regiment

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The 21st Alabama Infantry Regiment was composed largely of artisans from Mobile, many of whom were detached to assist in the various government works; the remainder had been recruited from Baldwin, Greene, Marengo, Montgomery, and Washington counties. It was mustered into service on 13 October 1861, in Mobile, and remained at Hall's Mill and Fort Gaines until ordered to Fort Pillow in March 1862. The Regiment remained at Fort Pillow and then moved to Corinth where it was brigaded under General Adley Gladden. The regiment took part in the Battle of Shiloh where it lost six color-bearers in succession, and 200 killed and wounded out of about 650 engaged. It was complimented in general orders. On the return to Corinth, the regiment was reorganized and extended in enlistment from one year to "for the war." The 21st spent the remainder of the war in and around Mobile. The C.S.S. Hunley crew were selected from members of this unit. Companies Of The Alabama 21st Infantry Regiment Mobile - John F. Jewett; till reorganization. James M. Williams; promoted. Jno. F. Cothran; captured at Ft. Morgan. Mobile - Charles B. Johnson; promoted. John O'Connor; captured at Fort Gaines. Marengo - J.M. Rembert; wounded at Shiloh; died in the service. F. Smith; captured at Fort Gaines. Mobile - Cary W. Butt; wounded at Shiloh; resigned. Melville C. Butt. Marengo - John C. Chamberlain; resigned. Henry Sosaman; captured at Fort Gaines. Mobile and Baldwin - F.J. McCoy; till re-organized. B. F. Dade; captured at Fort Gaines. Mobile - S.S. Taylor; died in the service. Murdock McInnis; captured at Fort Gaines. Mobile - Charles Devaux. Angelo Festorazzi. (Companies transferred to the First Louisiana.) Mobile - Charles S. Stewart; promoted. A.P. Doran; captured at Fort Morgan; resigned. C. LeBaron Collins; captured at Fort Morgan. (Conscripts) 1862 - A.S. Carrington; captured at Ft. Gaines. (Conscripts) 1862 - Edw. Spalding; captured at Ft. Gaines.
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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 322g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151439152X
  • 9781514391525

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
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