Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 26th Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 26th Infantry Regiment

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The 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment was formed at Tuscumbia in December, 1861, using the 7-company 3rd AL Infantry Battalion as a nucleus. Men were recruited from Fayette, Marion, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston counties. Two companies under Major J. S. Garvin were soon ordered to Ft. Donelson and captured in that fight on 16 February 1862. After being exchanged, they joined the regiment in Virginia. It was in General Gabriel James Rains' Brigade at Yorktown, under fire but with few casualties. After moving up to Richmond from Williamsburg, the regiment was assigned to Rodes', O'Neal's, and Battle's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. Because of heavy losses in Virginia, the regiment was sent home after Gettysburg, then assigned as prison guards at Andersonville. In June of 1864, the 26th was attached to Brig. General James Cantey's Brigade and fought with the Army of Tennessee from Atlanta to Bentonville. It moved with General John Bell Hood into Tennessee where it was badly hurt at Nashville. Only a remnant surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, to which place it had been transferred. Companies Of The Alabama 26th Infantry Regiment Co. "A" (Fayette): J. H. Moore (resigned, 1 July 62); E. M. Vandiver (wounded, Chancellorsville) Co. "B" (Fayette): James S. McCoy (died in service, 22 July 62); John Y. Caldwell; Lt. Alexander Thompson Co. "C" (Fayette): E. B. Newton (resigned, 1 July 62); David McDaniel; James M. Harton (dropped, 17 Feb 65); Fill Treadaway Co. "D" (Fayette): Isaac H. Sanders (resigned, 11 Aug 62); Thomas Taylor (KIA, 3 May 63); David Ballenger (resigned, 12 oct 63); D. M. Gideon Co. "E" (Fayette): H. H. Reid (resigned, 11 Nov 63); Sidney B. Smith Co. "F" (Marion): David F. Bryan (promoted); Raymond Dial Redden (promoted); E. M. Turner Co. "G" (Marion): Silas Hosmer; A. B. Faver (resigned, 7 Feb 63); A. J. Burchfield Co. "H" (Marion): John S. White (resigned, 20 March 62); James W. White Co. "I" (Fayette): David F. Bryan (promoted); Lewis M. Wimberly (resigned, Jan 62); William H. Lindsey; Frank M. Haly; Allen B. Lowry (resigned, 27 Oct 62) Co. "K" (Fayette): Edward C. Leach; Frank M. Smithshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.95mm | 403.7g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514686090
  • 9781514686096

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