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Brief History

 44th Infantry Regiment was organized at Selma, Alabama, in May, 1862, and reached Richmond, Virginia, on July 1. Its companies were raised in the counties of Lowndes, Dallas, De Kalb, Shelby, Wilcox, Bibb, Randolph, and Calhoun.The unit surrendered with 17 officers and 192 men at Appomattox.[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 Lowndes County and Dallas County

Company B - many men from Bibb County

Company C - many men from Wilcox County

Company D - many men from Shelby County

Company E - many men from Shelby County

Company F -  many men from Bibb County

Company G - many men from Dallas Couny and Bibb County

Company H - many men from Bibb County

Company I - many men from Randolph County

Company K - many men from Calhoun County

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


Other Sources

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.

References

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

 

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