Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 23rd Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 23rd Infantry Regiment

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The Alabama 23rd Infantry Regiment was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, in November, 1861. It moved to Mobile and during the next two months lost 82 men by disease. Later the unit was ordered to Tennessee, was active in Kentucky, then in December, 1862, transferred to Tracy's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It fought at Chickasaw Bayou, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River Bridge, and Vicksburg, where it was captured. Exchanged and reorganized, it was assigned to General Pettus' Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It continued throughout the war in the Army of Tennessee, participating in the Atlanta Campaign. The 23rd then saw action in Tennessee under Hood, and ended the war in North Carolina. During December, 1861, it totaled 674 men, sustained 18 casualties at Chattanooga, and had 374 effectives and 282 arms in December, 1863. The regiment contained 202 men in January, 1865, and surrendered with 75 in April. Companies Of The Alabama 23rd Infantry Regiment Co. "A" (Wilcox County; paroled as part of Co. "C," 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated): John J. Longmire (promoted); G. H. Moye (resigned, 13 Nov 63); J. W. Steen (captured, Vicksburg; wounded, Atlanta) Co. "B" (Macon County; paroled as part of Co. "I," 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated): Francis McMurray (wounded, Port Gibson, and captured; promoted; resigned, 21 March 64) F. A. Rutherford (KIA, Jonesboro); Lt. Carnie Leslie Co. "C" (Marengo County; paroled finally as part of Co. "I," 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated): A. L. Norwood (resigned); Amariah C. Roberds (promoted); Robert Chapman; Alfred Bethea (resigned, 2 Sept 62) Co. "D" (Conecuh County): D. K. Smith (resigned, 10 Sept 62); James T. Hester (promoted); James M. Anderson Co. "E" (Monroe County; paroled as part of Co. "D," 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated): G. G. Mathews (resigned, 24 Feb 63); H. M. Graham (captured, Vicksburg) Co. "F" (Lowndes County; paroled as part of Co. "D," 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated): Henry P. Reid (resigned, 3 Jan 63); S. Oliver Merriwether (captured, Port Gibson) Co. "G" (Choctaw County; paroled as part of Co. "D," 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated): Alfred Yates (resigned, 13 Sept 62); John Stephens (KIA, Port Gibson); W. W. Johnson (resigned, 13 April 64); M. Butterfield; (KIA, Atlanta); R. F. Campbell Co. "H" (Conecuh County; paroled as part of Co. "E," 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated): Thomas D. McCall (resigned, 29 April 63); B. L. Selman (captured, Vicksburg; wounded, Resaca); 2nd Lt. J. T. McDonald Co. "I" (Baldwin County; paroled as part of Co. "E," 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated): R. Y. Rew (resigned, 9 Feb 63, and 30 March 63); W. H. Myles (captured, Vicksburg) Co. "K," King Guards (Wilcox and Clarke counties; paroled as part of Co. "C," 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated): William E. Powe (resigned, 10 Nov 62); Greene D. McConnell (captured, Vicksburg)show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.26mm | 489.88g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514662094
  • 9781514662090