4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
4th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Dalton, Georgia, in May 1861. The men were recruited in Dallas, Madison, Macon, Lauderdale, Jackson, Marengo, Perry, and Conecuh counties. This unit surrendered with 21 officers and 202 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(Governor's Guard) - many men from Dallas County
- Company B - many men from Macon County
- Company C - many men from Dallas County
- Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards) - many men from Perry County and Marengo County
- Company E(Conecuh Guards) - many men from Conecuh County
- Company F(Huntsville Guards) - many men from Madison County, for history on this company see the oldhuntsville.com web site.
- Company G(Marion Light Infantry) - many men from Perry County
- Company H(Lauderdale Volunteer Dragoons) - many men from Lauderdale County
- Company I(North Alabamians) - many men from Madison County, for history on this company see the oldhuntsville.com web site.
- Compnay K(Larkinsville Guards) - many men from Jackson 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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