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45th Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama, in may, 1862. Companies that made up the unit were from the counties of Barbour, Randolph, Lowndes, Macon, and Russell. Only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 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 "Barbour Yankee Hunters" - many men from Barbour County
- Company B "Dixie Sledge Guards" - many men from Macon County and Lowndes County
- Company C "Barbour Yankee Hunters" - many men from Barbour County
- Company D - many men from Macon County and Russell County
- Company E - many men from Macon County
- Company F - men may have been from Russell County
- Company G - many men from Macon County
- Company H - many men from Macon County
- Company I "Rudolph Volunteers" - many men from Lowndes County
- Company K - many men from Macon County
- 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.
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