49th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
49th Infantry Regiment [also called 52nd Regiment] was organized at Nashville, Tennessee, in February, 1862. Originally mustered into service as the 31st (Hale's) Alabama Infantry, its designation was changed to 49th during the spring of 1863. The men were recruited in the counties of De Kalb, Jackson, Marshall, Madison, Limestone, Lawrence, Colbert, Lauderdale, Blount, and Morgan. Only a remnant surrendered in April, 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 "Oleander Guards" - many men from Marshall County
- Company B
- Company C "Jackson Lions" - many men from Jackson County
- Company D "DeKalb Rifles" - many men from DeKalb County
- Company E
- Company F
- Company G "DeKalb Rifles" - many men from DeKalb County
- Company H - many men from Madison County
- Company I
- Company K "The Joe Bradley Rebels" - many men from Madison County
- 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.
- Hewitt, Lawrence Lee. A place named ... desperate!. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana : VAAPR, c1982), FHL book 976.318/P1 M2p
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).