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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
37th Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama, during the spring of 1862. Its members were recruited in the counties of Tallapoosa, Pike, Henry, Macon, Barbour, Chambers, and Russell. About 75 officers and men surrendered in April, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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37th Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama, during the spring of 1862. Its members were recruited in the counties of Tallapoosa, Pike, Henry, Macon, Barbour, Chambers, and Russell. About 75 officers and men surrendered in April, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0037RI Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2169 men on its roster for this unit.[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0037RI Roster].
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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:<br>
  
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*Company A "Henry Volunteers" - many men from [[Henry County, Alabama#Military|Henry County]]
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*Company B - many men from [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama#Military|Tallapoosa County]]
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*Company C - many men from [[Pike County, Alabama#Military|Pike County]]
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*Company D - many men from [[Macon County, Alabama#Military|Macon County]] and [[Russell County, Alabama#Military|Russell County]]
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*Company E - many men from [[Henry County, Alabama#Military|Henry County]]
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*Company F "Davis Guards" - many men from [[Pike County, Alabama#Military|Pike County]]
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*Company G "Wiche Jackson Blues" - many men from [[Chambers County, Alabama#Military|Chambers County]]
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*Company H - many men from Barbour County and [[Henry County, Alabama#Military|Henry County]]
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*Company I "McCurdy's Rebels" - many men from [[Chambers County, Alabama#Military|Chambers County]]
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*Company K - many men from [[Pike County, Alabama#Military|Pike County]]
  
*Company A "Henry Volunteers" - many men from Henry County
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The list of companies with their counties and rosters is found on the [http://www.alabama37th.com/RegimentalOrg.htm alabama37th.com] web site.
*Company B - many men from Tallapoosa County
 
*Company C - many men from Pike County
 
*Company D - many men from Macon County and Russell County
 
*Company E - many men from Henry County
 
*Company F "Davis Guards" - many men from Pike County
 
*Company G "Wiche Jackson Blues" - many men from Chambers County
 
*Company H - many men from Barbour County and Henry county
 
*Company I "McCurdy's Rebels" - many men from Chambers County
 
*Company K - many men from Pike County
 
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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.
 
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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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*Miller, Rex.''Dowdell's Volunteers&nbsp;: 37th Alabama infantry.'' (Depew, New York&nbsp;: Patrex Press, c1992) {{FHL|537795|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 M2dv}}
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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 20:50, 13 November 2012

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Brief History

37th Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama, during the spring of 1862. Its members were recruited in the counties of Tallapoosa, Pike, Henry, Macon, Barbour, Chambers, and Russell. About 75 officers and men surrendered in April, 1865.[1]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2169 men on its roster for this unit.Roster.

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:

The list of companies with their counties and rosters is found on the alabama37th.com web site.

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • Miller, Rex.Dowdell's Volunteers : 37th Alabama infantry. (Depew, New York : Patrex Press, c1992) FHL Book 976.1 M2dv


References

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