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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.  
 
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:
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Companies by County:  
  
*Company A (Bullock Guards) - many men from Coffee County
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*Company A (Bullock Guards) - many men from Coffee County  
*Company B (Covington Hunters) - many men from Covington County
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*Company B (Covington Hunters) - many men from Covington County  
*Company C (Cahaba Valley Rangers) - many men from Jefferson County
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*Company C (Cahaba Valley Rangers) - many men from Jefferson County  
*Company D (Coosa Farmers) - many men from Coosa County
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*Company D (Coosa Farmers) - many men from Coosa County  
*Company E (Confederate Stars) - many men from Tuscaloosa County
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*Company E (Confederate Stars) - many men from Tuscaloosa County  
*Company F (Tom Watts Rifles) - many men from Butler County
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*Company F (Tom Watts Rifles) - many men from Butler County  
*Company G (Yancey Guards [or Yancey Rangers]) - many men from Jefferson County
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*Company G (Yancey Guards [or Yancey Rangers]) - many men from Jefferson County  
*Company H (A. B. Moore's Invincibles) - many men from Pike County
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*Company H (A. B. Moore's Invincibles) - many men from Pike County  
*Company I (Curry Guards) - many men from Shelby County
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*Company I (Curry Guards) - many men from Shelby County  
 
*Company K (Confederate Blues) - many men from Talladega County
 
*Company K (Confederate Blues) - many men from Talladega County
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The list of companies with their counties is found on the [http://history-sites.com/~kjones/clayton.html#18th-Inf history-sites.com] web site.
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

Revision as of 17:02, 5 July 2011

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Brief History

18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in September, 1861, at Auburn, Alabama. The men were recruited in the counties of Coffee, Pike, Coosa, Butler, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Shelby, Talladega, and Covington.The unit was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.[1]

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 (Bullock Guards) - many men from Coffee County
  • Company B (Covington Hunters) - many men from Covington County
  • Company C (Cahaba Valley Rangers) - many men from Jefferson County
  • Company D (Coosa Farmers) - many men from Coosa County
  • Company E (Confederate Stars) - many men from Tuscaloosa County
  • Company F (Tom Watts Rifles) - many men from Butler County
  • Company G (Yancey Guards [or Yancey Rangers]) - many men from Jefferson County
  • Company H (A. B. Moore's Invincibles) - many men from Pike County
  • Company I (Curry Guards) - many men from Shelby County
  • Company K (Confederate Blues) - many men from Talladega County

The list of companies with their counties is found on the history-sites.com web site.

Other Sources

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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).