28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
28th Infantry Regiment, formed at Shelby Springs, Alabama, in March, 1862, contained men from Perry, Blount, Marshall, Jefferson, Walker, and Dallas counties. Very few surrendered in April, 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 - many men from Perry County
- Company B - many men from Blount County and Marshall County
- Company C - many men from Blount County
- Company D - many men from Jefferson County
- Company E - many men from Walker County
- Company F - many men from Walker County
- Company G - many men from Jefferson County
- Company H - many men from Jefferson County
- Company I - many men from Dallas County
- Company K - many men from Perry County
- Company L - many men from Walker County
Companies with county can be found the researchonline.net 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. information.
- James H Walker and Robert Curren. Those Gallant Men of the Twenty-Eighth Alabama Confederate Infantry Regiment (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c1997), FHL book 976.1 M2wj
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).