Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 5th Infantry Regiment

Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 5th Infantry Regiment

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The Alabama Fifth Alabama Infantry was organized at Montgomery, 5 May 1861, with recruits from the counties of Barbour, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Lowndes, Monroe, Pickens, Sumter, and Talladega. It moved to Pensacola and a few days after, it proceeded to Virginia and took post near Manassas Junction in the brigade of General Richard Ewell. It continued throughout the war in Virginia. Only 4 officers and 53 men were at the final surrender at Appomattox, under Capt. T. J. Riley. Of 1719 names on the rolls, nearly 300 died in battle; 240 others died in the service, and 507 were discharged or transferred. Co. "A" (Clarke): Josephus Marion Hall (promoted); Simson T. Woodward Co. "A" [subsequently, Co. "F"] (Dallas): Christopher Cladius Pegues (promoted); Elijah B. Moseley (resigned, 7 Dec 64); D. M. Hitt Co. "B" (Sumter): John H. Dent (until reorganization); N. R. E. Ferguson (KIA, The Wilderness); James H. Holmes Co. "C" (Pickens): Sydney H. Ferguson (until reorganization); Thad C. Belsher (wounded) Co. "D," Monroe Guards (Monroe): Giles Goode (died in service, 25 Sept 61); William A. Kilpatrick (until reorganization); Thomas M. Riley Co. "E" (Talladega): Charles M. Shelley (resigned, 10 April 62); William Thomas Renfro (KIA, Chancellorsville); N. S. McAfee (resigned, 26 May 64) Co. "F," Cahaba Rifles (Sumter): Robert P. Blount (resigned, 19 Sept 61); John R. Lee (died in service, 5 Dec 61); Thomas C. Elliott (until reorganization); James V. Tutt (wounded, Seven Pines; resigned, 12 Aug 62); George W. Reed (KIA, Winchester) Co. "H," Warrior Guards (Tuscaloosa): Robert Emmett Rodes (promoted); William H. Fowler (resigned, 8 Jan 64) [The majority of this company organized into an artillery unit on 28 December 1861; the remaining 18 members united with Co. "I," 5th AL Infantry.] Co. "I" [subsequently, Co. "D"] (Greene): Edwin Lafayette Hobson (promoted); John W. Williams (captured, Boonsboro) Co. "K" (Lowndes, 1862): Daniel W. Johnson (KIA, 1st Cold Harbor); Thomas S. Herbert (resigned, 8 Aug 62); John M. Gilchrist (KIA, 2nd Cold Harbor) [this company organized 27 April 62 by transfer of a portion of Co. "E," 6th AL Infantry plus addition of new recruits] Co. "K" [subsequently, Co. "A"] (Barbour): Eugene Blackford (promoted, 17 July 62); Lewis S. Chitwood; George E. Macon (resigned, 4 July 63
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.03mm | 539.77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514262029
  • 9781514262023

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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