29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
29th Infantry Regiment was formed at Pensacola, Florida, in February, 1862. This unit was organized by adding two companies to the 4th Alabama Infantry Battalion which had been assembled at Montgomery. Its members were recruited in the counties of Blount, Shelby, Talladega, Barbour, Russell, Montgomery, Bibb, and Conecuh. Less than 90 surrendered on April 26, 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 " The Walker Reynolds Guards" - many men from Talladega County
- Company B " Blount County Hornets" - many men from Blount County
- Company C " Avalanche Company" - many men from Blount County
- Company D "Bibb Rifles" - many men from Bibb County
- Company E "The Phil Weaver Guards" - many men from Blount County
- Company F "The Blount County Tiger Boys" - many men from Blount County
- Company G "Seal's Guards" - many men from Barbour County
- Company H - many men from Bibb County
- Company I - many men from Conecuh County
- Company K - many men from Barbour County
The list of companies by county are found in the book Hold at all hazards : the story of the 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865 by William A. Zorn
- 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.onal information.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- William A. Zorn, Hold at all hazards : the story of the 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865 (Greenville, South Carolina: A PRESS, 1987) pages 171-282