29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

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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.<br>  
 
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.<br>  
  
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-Sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1007 men on its roster for this unit.[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0029RI Roster].
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-Sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,372 men on its roster for this unit.[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0029RI Roster].  
  
 
Companies by County:  
 
Companies by County:  

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Contents

Brief History

29th Infantry Regiment was formed at Pensacola, Florida, in February, 1862. This unit was organized by adding two companies to the 4th Alabama Infantry Battalion which had been assembled at Montgomery. Its members were recruited in the counties of Blount, Shelby, Talladega, Barbour, Russell, Montgomery, Bibb, and Conecuh. Less than 90 surrendered on April 26, 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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,372 men on its roster for this unit.Roster.

Companies by County:

The list of companies by county are found in the book Hold at all hazards : the story of the 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865 by William A. Zorn[2]
FHL book 976.1 M2z

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.onal information.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. William A. Zorn, Hold at all hazards : the story of the 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865 (Greenville, South Carolina: A PRESS, 1987) pages 171-282