38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
38th Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, and remained there until February, 1863. Men of this command were raised in the counties of Clarke, Washington, Conecuh, Mobile, Wilcox, and Fayette.The regiment surrendered on May 4, 1865.
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 Clarke County
- Company B - many men from Wilcox County
- Company C (Dixie Rifles) - many men from Washington County
- Company D [also called Co. "G"] - many men from Clarke County
- Company E - many men from Conecuh County
- Company F - many men from Fayette County
- Company G - many men from Mobile County
- Company H - many men from Wilcox County
- Company I - many men from Clarke County
- Company K - many men from Mobile County
The list of companies with their counties 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.
- Green, Arthur E. Southerners at war : the 38th Alabama Infantry volunteers. (Shippensburg, Pennsylvania : Burd Street Press, c1999), FHL book 976.1 M2ga
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).