Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 37th Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 37th Infantry Regiment

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The 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, in the spring of 1862, under the requisition of President Jefferson Davis for 12,000 more Alabamians Ordered to Columbus, MS, after a short time, the regiment proceeded to Tupelo. There it was placed in General Henry Little's Division, and in the Brigade of Col. Martin of TN, with three Mississippi regiments. General Dabney Herndon Maury succeeded General Little when the latter was killed at Iuka, where the 37th was first engaged, with some loss. After Corinth the 37th was placed into a brigade with the 2nd TX, and 42nd AL, General John C. Moore commanding. The 37th lost heavily at Lookout Mountain and quite a number at Mission Ridge. The winter passed at Dalton, GA, where General Alpheus Baker of Barbour took charge of the brigade. The regiment was then engaged at Chattanooga (73 casualties out of 407 men present), Resaca, Noonday Creek, Kennesaw, and the battles around Atlanta. In one charge at Atlanta, 22 July, the regimental commander and 40 men were killed outright, out of 300 men present. During the fall and winter, the 37th was on garrison duty at Spanish Fort, then moved into North Carolina. The 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Consolidated, was organized on 9 April 1865 by combining the original 37th Alabama with the 42nd and 54th Alabama regiments, at Smithfield, NC. It broke the enemy line at Bentonville, and furled its colors a few days later, with 300 of its number present out of the 1100 who took the field originally. . The unit(s) surrendered on 26 April 1865 at Durham Station, Orange County, NC. " . . .Let me say of the fruitless struggle made by the Thirty-Seventh Alabama Regiment . . . I believe no truer, braver soldiers were to be found in the Confederate army, and I ask that those noble sons of Alabama shall not be forgotten while the deeds of others are often sung in loudest praise." - Brigadier General John Creed Moore, C.S.A., retired COMPANIES OF THE AL 37th INFANTRY REGIMENT Co. A - Henry - Moses B. Greene; wounded at Corinth. Co. B - Tallapoosa - John O. Davis; wounded at Corinth; resigned. James H. Johnson; wounded at Atlanta. Co. C - Pike - Joel C. Kendrick; wounded at Corinth and Atlanta. Co. D - Macon and Russell - W.F. Slaton; promoted. Jeptha J. Padgett; wounded. Co. E - Henry - J.L. Skipper; resigned. Joel G. Greene; wounded at Atlanta. Co. F - Pike - C. Pennington; wounded at Resaca. Co. G - Chambers - W.W. Meadows; killed at Corinth. S.M. Robertson; wounded; resigned. C.E. Evans; wounded at Resaca and Atlanta. Co. H - Barbour and Henry - Marion C.J. Searcy; wounded at Corinth; killed at Mission Ridge. H.F. Reynolds. Co. I - Chambers - James J. Talbot; resigned. T.J. Griffin. Co. K - Pike - J.M. Leach; killed at New Hope. Geo. H. Chatfield.show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 354g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514758458
  • 9781514758458

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