40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

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*Company K - many men from [[Mobile County, Alabama#Military|Mobile County]]
 
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The company rosters and counties men came from are in the book ''The 40th Alabama Infantry:&nbsp; Confederate States Army ''by Ann Blomquist<ref>Ann K Blomquist, ''The 40th Alabama Infantry:  Confederate States Army'' (Orlando, Florida: 1997) pages 33-66</ref>.{{FHL|1333857|item|disp=FHL book 976.1 M2ba}}
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The company rosters and counties men came from are in the book ''The 40th Alabama Infantry:&nbsp; Confederate States Army ''by Ann Blomquist<ref>Ann K Blomquist, ''The 40th Alabama Infantry:  Confederate States Army'' (Orlando, Florida: 1997) pages 33-66</ref>.{{FHL|1333857|item|disp=FHL book 976.1 M2ba}}  
  
 
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<br> The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0040RI Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,039 men on its roster for this unit.[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Roster].
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0040RI Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2039 men on its roster for this unit.[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Roster].
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

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Contents

Brief History

40th Infantry Regiment, organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, recruited its companies in Perry, Sumter, Morgan, Covington, Pickens, Colbert, Mobile, and Choctaw counties. Only a handful 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.

Companies by County:

The company rosters and counties men came from are in the book The 40th Alabama Infantry:  Confederate States Army by Ann Blomquist[2].FHL book 976.1 M2ba


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,039 men on its roster for this unit.Roster.

Other Sources

  • History of Company B (Originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment Confederate States Army 1862 to 1865. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 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).
  2. Ann K Blomquist, The 40th Alabama Infantry: Confederate States Army (Orlando, Florida: 1997) pages 33-66