Camp of Instruction, Talladega, Alabama
Talladega was one of two camps of instruction established in Alabama for collecting recruits. Faced with a serious manpower shortage a compulsory military service law which went into effect in April 1862. Most men between the ages of 18 and 35 would be obliged to enroll. Talladega and Notasulga were selected as camp sites to collect recruits, which had been volunteers up to this time. Enrolling officers in each county collected men and took them to camp, where they were enrolled and eventually assigned to a front-line unit.
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
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.
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