7th 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 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

Brief History

7th Infantry Regiment, organized at Pensacola, Florida, in May, 1861, contained eight infantry and two mounted companies. Its members were from the counties of Calhoun, Madison, Chambers, Cherokee, Butler, Pike, Barbour, Jackson, Wilcox, Lauderdale, Dallas, Montgomery, and Autauga. Ordered to Corinth, the regiment disbanded prior to the Battle of Shiloh, as the time of service of most of the companies expired in April, 1862. The two mounted companies from Autauga and Lauderdale retained their organization and fought in the battle, then became part of the 53rd Alabama Cavalry.[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 - men from Chambers County
  • Company B - men from Calhoun County
  • Company C - men from Cherokee County
  • Company D(Madison Rifles) - men from Madison County
  • Company E - men from Barbour County
  • Company F - men from Butler County and Pike County
  • Company G - men from Jackson County
  • Company H(Mounted) - men from Wilcox County and Dallas County
  • Company I(Mounted) - men from Montgomery County and Autauga County
  • Company K(Florence Guards) - men from Lauderdale County

The list of companies with their counties are on the researchonline.net web site

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).