60th Regiment, Alabama InfantryEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

Revision as of 17:30, 19 July 2011 by Ruthannseirup (Talk | contribs)

United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Alabama Gotoarrow.png   Alabama Military Gotoarrow.png  Alabama in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry


Brief History

The 60th Infantry regiment was formed at Charleston, Tennessee, in November, 1863. Ten companies from the 1st and 3rd Battalions, Hilliard's Alabama Legion made up the unit. Its members were from the counties of Coosa, Montgomery, Chambers, Lowndes, Butler, Pike, and Henry. It surrendered with 14 officers and 170 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.

Companies by County:

  • Company A - many men from Pike County
  • Company B; "Rebecca Williams' Rifles" - many men from Coosa County
  • Company C - many men from Montgomery County
  • Company D - many men from the State of Georgia
  • Company E - many men from Henry County
  • Company F - many men from Montgomery County
  • Company G - many men from Pike County
  • Company H - many men from Butler County
  • Company I - many men from Lowndes County
  • Company K - many men from Chambers County

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.


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


Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.

Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).