50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
50th Infantry Regiment was organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in March, 1862, by consolidating the 2nd and 5th (Golladay's) Alabama Infantry Battalions which were recently recruited. Originally mustered into Confederate service as the 26th (Coltart's) Regiment, its designation was changed to 50th in June, 1863. The men were raised in the counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Lauderdale, Blount, Limestone, Walker, Fayette, and Tuscaloosa. 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, "Calhoun Beauregards", formerly Company A, 2nd Battalion - many men from Calhoun County
- Company B, formerly Company C, 2nd Battalion - many men from Limestone County
- Company C, formerly Company F, 2nd Battalion - many men from Jackson County
- Company D, formerly Company E, 2nd Battalion - many men from Blount County
- Company E, formerly Companies B/G, 2nd Battalion "Limestone Rebels" - many men from Limestone County
- Company F, formerly Company D, 2nd Battalion - many men from Tuscaloosa County
- Company G, formerly Company K, 38th TN Infantry - many men from Walker County and Fayette County
- Company H, formerly Comapnies D/B, 2nd Battalion - many men from Lauderdale County
- Company I, formerly Company H, 38th TN Infantry - many men from Walker County and Fayette County
- Company K, formerly Co. "?", 5th Battalion - many men from Walker 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).