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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Alabama Military Records|Alabama Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry ''  
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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Alabama Military Records|Alabama Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry ''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
40th Infantry Regiment, organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, recruited its companies in Perry, Sumter, Morgan, Covington, Pickens, Colbert, Mobile, and Choctaw counties. Only a handful surrendered on April 26, 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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40th Infantry Regiment, organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, recruited its companies in Perry, Sumter, Morgan, Covington, Pickens, Colbert, Mobile, and Choctaw counties. Only a handful surrendered on April 26, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
 
 
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0040RI Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2039 men on its roster for this unit.[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Roster].
 
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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Companies by County:  
 
Companies by County:  
  
*Company A - many men from [[Sumter_County,_Alabama#Military|Sumter County]]  
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*Company A - many men from [[Sumter County, Alabama#Military|Sumter County]]  
*Company B - many men from [[Pickens County, Alabama|Pickens County]]  
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*Company B - many men from [[Pickens County, Alabama Genealogy|Pickens County]]  
*Company C - many men from [[Sumter_County,_Alabama#Military|Sumter County]]  
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*Company C - many men from [[Sumter County, Alabama#Military|Sumter County]]  
*Company D - many men from [[Choctaw_County,_Alabama#Military|Choctaw County]]  
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*Company D - many men from [[Choctaw County, Alabama#Military|Choctaw County]]  
*Company E - many men from [[Choctaw_County,_Alabama#Military|Choctaw County ]]  
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*Company E - many men from [[Choctaw County, Alabama#Military|Choctaw County ]]  
*Company F - many men from [[Choctaw_County,_Alabama#Military|Choctaw County]] and [[Mobile_County,_Alabama#Military|Mobile County]]  
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*Company F - many men from [[Choctaw County, Alabama#Military|Choctaw County]] and [[Mobile County, Alabama#Military|Mobile County]]  
*Company G - many men from [[Pickens_County,_Alabama#Military|Pickens County]]  
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*Company G - many men from [[Pickens County, Alabama#Military|Pickens County]]  
*Company H - many men from [[Mobile_County,_Alabama#Military|Mobile County]] and [[Perry_County,_Alabama#Military|Perry County]]
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*Company H - many men from [[Mobile County, Alabama#Military|Mobile County]] and [[Perry County, Alabama#Military|Perry County]]  
*Company I - many men from [[Mobile_County,_Alabama#Military|Mobile County]] and [[Covington_County,_Alabama#Military|Covington County]]  
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*Company I - many men from [[Mobile County, Alabama#Military|Mobile County]] and [[Covington County, Alabama#Military|Covington County]]  
*Company K - many men from [[Mobile_County,_Alabama#Military|Mobile County]]
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*Company K - many men from [[Mobile County, Alabama#Military|Mobile County]]
  
The company rosters and counties men came from are in the book ''The 40th Alabama Infantry:&nbsp; Confederate States Army ''by Ann Blomquist<ref>Ann K Blomquist, ''The 40th Alabama Infantry:  Confederate States Army'' (Orlando, Florida: 1997) pages 33-66</ref>.{{FHL|1333857|item|disp=FHL book 976.1 M2ba}}
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The company rosters and counties men came from are in the book ''The 40th Alabama Infantry:&nbsp; Confederate States Army ''by Ann Blomquist<ref>Ann K Blomquist, ''The 40th Alabama Infantry:  Confederate States Army'' (Orlando, Florida: 1997) pages 33-66</ref>.{{FHL|1333857|item|disp=FHL book 976.1 M2ba}}  
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<br> The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0040RI Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,033 men on its roster for this unit.[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0040RI Roster].
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
 
*''History of Company B (Originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment Confederate States Army 1862 to 1865.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|543794}} - free.
 
*''History of Company B (Originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment Confederate States Army 1862 to 1865.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|543794}} - free.
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*Willett, Elbert Decatur ''History of Company B (originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment, Confederate States Army, 1862-1865'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1990) {{FHL|755544|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082305
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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). <br>
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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). <br>
  
*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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. <br>
  
 
*[[Alabama in the Civil War|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.
 
*[[Alabama in the Civil War|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|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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*''History of Company B (Originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment Confederate States Army 1862 to 1865.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|543794}} - free.
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*Willett, Elbert Decatur ''History of Company B (originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment, Confederate States Army, 1862-1865'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1990) {{FHL|755544|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082305
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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Latest revision as of 21:30, 26 May 2017

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Brief History

40th Infantry Regiment, organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, recruited its companies in Perry, Sumter, Morgan, Covington, Pickens, Colbert, Mobile, and Choctaw counties. Only a handful surrendered on April 26, 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:

The company rosters and counties men came from are in the book The 40th Alabama Infantry:  Confederate States Army by Ann Blomquist[2].FHL book 976.1 M2ba


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,033 men on its roster for this unit.Roster.

Other Sources

  • History of Company B (Originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment Confederate States Army 1862 to 1865. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Willett, Elbert Decatur History of Company B (originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment, Confederate States Army, 1862-1865 (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990) FHL Fiche 6082305
  • 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.
  • History of Company B (Originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment Confederate States Army 1862 to 1865. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Willett, Elbert Decatur History of Company B (originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment, Confederate States Army, 1862-1865 (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990) FHL Fiche 6082305

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Ann K Blomquist, The 40th Alabama Infantry: Confederate States Army (Orlando, Florida: 1997) pages 33-66