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By John C. Rigdon

ISBN-10: 1514301547

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The eighth Alabama Infantry Regiment was once the 1st Alabama command that enlisted "for the war." It used to be prepared by means of the warfare division at Richmond on 10 June 1861, with males recruited from Butler, Coosa, Dallas, cellular, and Perry counties. The regiment lay at Yorktown, Virginia, for the 1st 11 months of its provider, and a detachment of it used to be engaged in a skirmish close to Wynn's Mill. positioned in Gen'l Roger Pryor's Brigade, the regiment fell again with the military until eventually it used to be overtaken at Williamsburg and misplaced approximately a hundred males. It persevered in the course of the warfare in Virginia.

At Appomattox, the remnant denied the 1st rumors of give up and indignantly tore their battle-flag into shreds to maintain as mementos. Of 1377 males on its roll, the eighth misplaced three hundred killed or mortally wounded, over one hundred seventy died of affliction, and 236 have been discharged or transferred; sixteen officials and 153 males surrendered.


Co. "A", Alabama Rangers (Perry): younger Lea Royston (promoted); Thomas Phelan (KIA, Gaines' Mill); Thomas Heard (wounded, The desolate tract)

Co. "B", Governor's Guards (Coosa): Thomas W. W. Davies (promoted to significant, twenty eighth AL Regt, 20 March 62); G. W. Hannon (KIA, Gaines' Mill); M. G. McWilliams (died in carrier, 10 Jan 64); George T. L. Robison (wounded, Petersburg)

Co. "C", Alex Stephens' Guards (Mobile): Charles Thomas Ketchum (resigned, eight Nov 61); Leonard F. Summers (KIA, Seven Pines); W. Benjamin Briggs (resigned, 15 Oct 62); H. C. Lea; Henry McHugh (KIA, The Crater)

Co. "D", self sufficient Blues (Dallas): James Kent (resigned, 1 Nov 61); Robert A. McCrary (KIA, Salem Church); William R. Knox (wounded, Petersburg)

Co. "E", Hamp Smith Rifles (Mobile): William Thomas Smith (resigned, 20 Dec 61); Crawford E. Blackwood (wounded, Frazier's Farm; resigned, 30 Sept 62); A. H. Ravesies (wounded, Sharpsburg; retired, 19 Oct sixty four)

Co. "F" (Butler): Hillary Abner Herbert (promoted, five could 62); Lewis A. Livingston (wounded, Gettysburg, and died as a POW); Ira W. Stott (retired, 19 Oct 64); George Hatch

Co. "G" (Mobile): John P. Emrich (promoted, sixteen June 62); Anthony Kohler (wounded, Gettysburg, and captured)

Co. "H", cellular autonomous Scouts (Mobile): William F. Cleveland (resigned, 24 Oct 62); William W. Mordecai (wounded, Petersburg)

Co. "I", Emerald Guards (Mobile): Patrick C. Loughry (KIA, Seven Pines); C. P. B. Branegan (KIA, Gettysburg); John McGrath (wounded, The barren region, Spotsylvania; retired, 27 Dec sixty four)

Co. "K", Southern Guards (Perry): Duke Nall (wounded, Sharpsburg; promoted, 2 Nov 64); William lengthy Fagan.

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