25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
25th Infantry Regiment was formed at Mobile, Alabama, in December, 1861, by consolidating the 1st and 6th (McClellan's) Alabama Infantry Battalions. The men were from the counties of Saint Clair, Talladega, Pickens, Shelby, Calhoun, Randolph, Coffee, and Pike. It surrendered with 70 officers and men.
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, formerly Co. A, 1st Battalion "Andalusia Beauregards" - many men from Covington County
- Company B, formerly Company B, 1st Battalion - many men from Pike County
- Company C, formerly Company C, 1st Battalion - many men from Shelby County
- Company D, formerly Company D, 1st Battalion - many men from St. Clair County
- Company E, formerly Company E, 1st Battalion - many men from Pickens County
- Company F, formerly Company A, McClellan's 6th Battalion - many men from Randolph County
- Company G, formerly Company B, McClellan's 6th Battalion - many men from Talladega County
- Company H, formerly Company D, McClellan's 6th Battalion - many men from Talladega County and St. Clair County
- Company I, formerly Company C, McClellan's 6th Battalion, "Mountain Guards" - many men from Calhoun County
- Company K, "Rabby's Independent Company" - many men from Coffee County and Pike County
The list of companies with their counties is found on history-sites.com web site.
- 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. additional information.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).