4th 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 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

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]

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(Governor's Guard) - many men from Dallas County
  • Company B - many men from Macon County
  • Company C - many men from Dallas County
  • Company D(Canebrake Rifle Guards) - many men from Perry County and Marengo County 
  • Company E(Conecuh Guards) - many men from Conechu County 
  • Company F(Huntsville Guards) - many men from Madison County, for history on this company see the oldhuntsville.com web site.
  • Company G(Marion Light Infantry) - many men from Perry County
  • Company H(Lauderdale Volunteer Dragoons) - many men from Lauderdale County
  • Company I(North Alabamians) - many men from Madison County, for history on this company see the oldhuntsville.com web site. 
  • Compnay K(Larkinsville Guards) - many men from Jackson County

The list of companies with their counties is found on history-sites.com website

Other Sources

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.

References

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