15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
15th Infantry Regiment was organized in August, 1861, at Fort Mitchell, Alabama. The men were recruited in Barbour, Russell, Dale, Henry, Macon, and Pike counties. The unit surrendered with 15 officers and 204 men at Appomattox.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
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 (Cantey Rifles) - many men from Russell County
- Company B (Midway Southern Guards) - many men from Barbour County
- Company C - many men from Macon County
- Company D (Fort Browder Roughs) - many men from Barbour County
- Company E (Beauregards) - many men from Dale County
- Company F (Brundidge Guards) - many men from Pike County and Dale County
- Company G - many men from Henry County
- Company H (Glenville Guards) - many men from Barbour County and Dale County
- Company I - many men from Pike County
- Company K (Eufaula City Guard) - many men from Barbour County
- Company L - many men from Pike County
The list of companies with their counties and muster rolls is found on history-sites.com web site.
- 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.
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- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).