Researching families of North Alabama (especially Madison Co.), Southern Tennessee (especially Lincoln Co.), South Carolina (especially Laurens Co.), and Virginia (especially Brunswick and Lunenburg Counties).
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Also researching this unit that included volunteers from Madison, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Dallas, and Blount counties of Alabama. It was initially known as Hale's 31st Alabama but changed to the 49th Alabama shortly before the Battle of Shiloh. The unit was organized near Nashville, TN in January, 1862. They participated in the Battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, and eventually surrendered with the fall of Port Hudson, LA.
'The regiment [49th Alabama] acted with praiseworthy gallantry in this action.'
Col. Robert Trabue, the Battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862.
To help you better understand the confusion over the 31st and the 49th Alabama Regiments, refer to:
Regimental History Corrected, as written by Lt. Col. Weeden in 1896.
Photographs of 49th Alabama Volunteers
Port Hudson, Louisiana Hospital Ledger
Officers of the 49th Alabama, from Confederate Military History, Extended Edition.
A Brief History of the 49th Alabama, from Confederate Military History, Extended Edition.
A Brief Military History of the 49th Alabama from Confederate Military History, Extended Edition.
If you have any additional info about Hale's 31st and the 49th Alabama, I would be happy to add it to the site. Especially interested in letters, battle stories, families of the volunteers, etc. Any info about a volunteer is appreciated. Thanks for all the wonderful email so far!
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A complete listing of Company K, 49th Alabama is also available.
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