7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
7th Infantry Regiment, organized at Pensacola, Florida, in May, 1861, contained eight infantry and two mounted companies. Its members were from the counties of Calhoun, Madison, Chambers, Cherokee, Butler, Pike, Barbour, Jackson, Wilcox, Lauderdale, Dallas, Montgomery, and Autauga. Ordered to Corinth, the regiment disbanded prior to the Battle of Shiloh, as the time of service of most of the companies expired in April, 1862. The two mounted companies from Autauga and Lauderdale retained their organization and fought in the battle, then became part of the 53rd Alabama Cavalry.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Company A - many men from Chambers County
- Company B - many men from Calhoun County
- Company C - many men from Cherokee County
- Company D(Madison Rifles) - many men from Madison County for history on this company see the oldhuntsville.com web site
- Company E - many men from Barbour County
- Company F - many men from Butler County and Pike County
- Company G - many men from Jackson County
- Company H(Mounted) - many men from Wilcox County and Dallas County
- Company I(Mounted) - many men from Montgomery County and Autauga County
- Company K(Florence Guards) - many men from Lauderdale County
The list of companies with their counties are on the researchonline.net web site
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Alabama in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Alabama in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Alabama, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861-1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.onal information.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).