1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery
1st Artillery Battalion, organized at Fort Morgan, Alabama, in February, 1861. Members of the unit were recruited in the cities of Mobile, Selma, and Montgomery. During August, 1864, more than 400 men were captured when Fort Gaines and Morgan fell. In March, 1865, a small number moved to Choctaw Bluff and were included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
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 - many men from Montgomery County and Mobile County.
- Company B - many men from Greene County, Barbour County and Macon County
- Company C - many men from Perry County
- Company D - many men from Macon County and Madison County
- Company E - many men from Montgomery County.
- Company F - many men from Madison County, Franklin County and Marengo County
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the Angelfire.com web site, 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery section.
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).