11th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
11th Infantry Regiment was formed at Lynchburg, Virginia, in June, 1861, and totalled 972 men. They were from Marengo, Greene, Bibb, Washington, Perry, Clarke, Fayette, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa counties. There were 14 officers and 176 men at the surrender on April 9, 1865.
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.
Companies by County:
- Company A - many men from Marengo County
- Company B "Greene County Grays" - many men from Greene County
- Company C "Confederate Guards" - many men from Greene County
- Company D "Canebrake Legion" - many men from Marengo County
- Company E - many men from Washington County and Clarke County
- Company F - many men from Bibb County
- Company G "North Port Rifles" - many men from Tuscaloosa County
- Company H "Pickens County Guards" - many men from Pickens County
- Company I - many men from Fayette County
- Company K - many men from Perry County
The list of companies with their counties is found on history-sites.com 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 to 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. additional information.
- Clark, George. A glance backward; or, Some events in the past history of my life. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991), FHL Film 1697374 Item 5 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990, FHL fiche 6082291
- Griffin, Ronald G. The 11th Alabama Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War. (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Co., c2008), FHL book 976.1 M2gr
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).