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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]] 4th 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|Alabama]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Alabama Military Records|Alabama Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry '' ===
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
4th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Dalton, Georgia, in May 1861. The men were recruited in Dallas, Madison, Macon, Lauderdale, Jackson, Marengo, Perry, and Conecuh counties. This unit surrendered with 21 officers and 202 men at&nbsp;Appomattox.<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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4th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Dalton, Georgia, in May 1861. The men were recruited in Dallas, Madison, Macon, Lauderdale, Jackson, Marengo, Perry, and Conecuh counties. This unit surrendered with 21 officers and 202 men at&nbsp;Appomattox.<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/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database ]lists 3,059 men on its roster for this unit.&nbsp; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0004RI 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:<br>
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Companies by County:<br>  
  
 
*Company A(Governor's Guard) - many men from [[Dallas County, Alabama#Military|Dallas County]]  
 
*Company A(Governor's Guard) - many men from [[Dallas County, Alabama#Military|Dallas County]]  
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*Company C - many men from [[Dallas County, Alabama#Military|Dallas County]]  
 
*Company C - many men from [[Dallas County, Alabama#Military|Dallas County]]  
 
*Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards) - many men from [[Perry County, Alabama#Military|Perry County]] and [[Marengo County, Alabama#Military|Marengo County&nbsp;]]  
 
*Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards) - many men from [[Perry County, Alabama#Military|Perry County]] and [[Marengo County, Alabama#Military|Marengo County&nbsp;]]  
*Company E(Conecuh Guards) - many men from Conechu County&nbsp;  
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*Company E(Conecuh Guards) - many men from [[Conecuh County, Alabama#Military|Conecuh County]]&nbsp;  
 
*Company F(Huntsville Guards) - many men from [[Madison County, Alabama#Military|Madison County]], for history on this company see the [http://www.oldhuntsville.com/Military/Confederate_Units_of_Madison_County.txt oldhuntsville.com] web site.  
 
*Company F(Huntsville Guards) - many men from [[Madison County, Alabama#Military|Madison County]], for history on this company see the [http://www.oldhuntsville.com/Military/Confederate_Units_of_Madison_County.txt oldhuntsville.com] web site.  
 
*Company G(Marion Light Infantry) - many men from [[Perry County, Alabama#Military|Perry County]]  
 
*Company G(Marion Light Infantry) - many men from [[Perry County, Alabama#Military|Perry County]]  
*Company H(Lauderdale Volunteer Dragoons) - many men from [[Lauderdale_County,_Alabama#Military|Lauderdale County]]
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*Company H(Lauderdale Volunteer Dragoons) - many men from [[Lauderdale County, Alabama#Military|Lauderdale County]]  
 
*Company I(North Alabamians) - many men from [[Madison County, Alabama#Military|Madison County]], for history on this company see the [http://www.oldhuntsville.com/Military/Confederate_Units_of_Madison_County.txt oldhuntsville.com] web site.&nbsp;  
 
*Company I(North Alabamians) - many men from [[Madison County, Alabama#Military|Madison County]], for history on this company see the [http://www.oldhuntsville.com/Military/Confederate_Units_of_Madison_County.txt oldhuntsville.com] web site.&nbsp;  
*Compnay K(Larkinsville Guards) - many men from Jackson County
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*Compnay K(Larkinsville Guards) - many men from [[Jackson County, Alabama#Military|Jackson County]]
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The list of companies with their counties and muster rolls is found on [http://history-sites.com/~kjones/lawsbrig.html history-sites.com] web site.
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=== Other Sources ===
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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>
  
The list of companies with their counties is found on [http://history-sites.com/~kjones/lawsbrig.html history-sites.com] website
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*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>
  
=== Other Sources  ===
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*[[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.
  
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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*[[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, e
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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[[Category:Alabama_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
[[Category:Alabama_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

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Brief History

4th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Dalton, Georgia, in May 1861. The men were recruited in Dallas, Madison, Macon, Lauderdale, Jackson, Marengo, Perry, and Conecuh counties. This unit surrendered with 21 officers and 202 men at Appomattox.[1]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,059 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 muster rolls is found on history-sites.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, e

References

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