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Brief History

46th Infantry Regiment, organized at Loachapoka, Alabama, in May, 1862, contained men from Randolph, Pike, Blount, Coosa, Macon, Montgomery, and Henry counties. The regiment was captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. Exchanged and reorganized, the 46th was attached to General Pettus' Brigade. It surrendered with no more than 75 in April 1865.[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 - many men from Coosa County (paroles indicate that Company A and H" 46th AL Infantry, finally formed Company A, 23rd AL Infantry)
  • Company B "Coosa Rangers" - many men from Coosa County (paroles show Company B and D, 46th AL Infantry, finally formed Company F, 23rd AL Infantry)
  • Company C "John Gill Shorter Aides" - many men from Pike County
  • Company D - many men from Macon County
  • Company E - many men from Montgomery County (paroles indicate Company E and F, 46th AL Infantry, finally formed Company B, 23rd AL Infantry)
  • Company F - many men from Macon County (paroles indicate Company E and F, 46th AL Infantry, finally formed Company B, 23rd AL Infantry)
  • Company G - many men from Randolph County
  • Company H - many men from Pike County (paroles indicate that Company A and H, 46th AL Infantry, finally formed Company A, 23rd AL Infantry)
  • Company I - many men from Henry County
  • Company K - many men from Randolph County

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

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,817 men on its roster for this unit.  Roster.

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, etc.

References

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

 

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