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37th Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama, during the spring of 1862. Its members were recruited in the counties of Tallapoosa, Pike, Henry, Macon, Barbour, Chambers, and Russell. About 75 officers and men surrendered in April, 1865.
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 "Henry Volunteers" - many men from Henry County
- Company B - many men from Tallapoosa County
- Company C - many men from Pike County
- Company D - many men from Macon County and Russell County
- Company E - many men from Henry County
- Company F "Davis Guards" - many men from Pike County
- Company G "Wiche Jackson Blues" - many men from Chambers County
- Company H - many men from Barbour County and Henry County
- Company I "McCurdy's Rebels" - many men from Chambers County
- Company K - many men from Pike County
The list of companies with their counties and rosters is found on the alabama37th.com web site.
- 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.
- Miller, Rex.Dowdell's Volunteers : 37th Alabama infantry. (Depew, New York : Patrex Press, c1992) FHL Book 976.1 M2dv
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