59th 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.  
 
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 [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments.htm?submitted=1&RGsideName=C&RGfunction_count=1+Selected&RGfunction=I&RGspecialChar_count=None+Selected&RGOriginState_count=1+Selected&RGOriginState=AL&RGunitType_count=None+Selected&RGEthnicity_count=None+Selected&RGunitNumber=&RGkeyword= Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] database lists 88 men on its roster for this unit.  [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments.htm?submitted=1&RGsideName=C&RGfunction_count=1+Selected&RGfunction=I&RGspecialChar_count=None+Selected&RGOriginState_count=1+Selected&RGOriginState=AL&RGunitType_count=None+Selected&RGEthnicity_count=None+Selected&RGunitNumber=&RGkeyword= Roster]  
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,698 men on its roster for this unit.  [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CAL0059RI Roster].
  
 
*Company A - many men from [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama#Military|Tallapoosa County]]  
 
*Company A - many men from [[Tallapoosa County, Alabama#Military|Tallapoosa County]]  

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Contents

Brief History

59th Infantry Regiment was organized in November, 1863, at Charleston, Tennessee, from the 2nd and 4th Battalions, Hilliard's Alabama Legion. Its companies were from the counties of Randolph, Autauga, Pike, Tallapossa, Dale, Coosa, Barbour, and Butler. It surrendered with 9 officers and 101 men.[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 1,698 men on its roster for this unit.  Roster.

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

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.

References

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