24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Alabama Gotoarrow.png   Alabama Military Gotoarrow.png  Alabama in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

Brief History

24th Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, in August, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Mobile, Shelby, Pickens, Clarke, and Talladega. The regiment surrendered in April, 1865.[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 "Washington Guards" - many men from Mobile County
  • Company B "Emmett Guards" - many men from Mobile County
  • Company C "Dixie Boys" - many men from Pickens County
  • Company D "Beulah Guards" - many men from Mobile County
  • Company E "Dickinson Guards" - many men from Clark County and Washington County
  • Company F "Alabama Guards" - many men from Mobile County
  • Company G "Dickinson Guards/Gulf City Garrison Guards" - many men from Clarke County, Washington County and Mobile County
  • Company H "Steele Guards" - many men from Shelby County
  • Company I "Confederate Guards" - many men from Mobile County
  • Company K "Autauga Guards" - many men from Autauga County and Henry County

   The list of counties with regiments and companies is found on the researchonline.net website. Nicknames of companies but not counties found on the bitsofblueandgray.com website.               


  • 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.nd additional information.

References

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