16th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
16th Infantry Regiment, assembled at Courtland, Alabama, in August, 1861, contained men from Russell, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Franklin, Cherokee, and Marion counties. On April 26, 1865, about 50 officers and men surrendered.
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 Franklin County
- Company B - many men from Lawrence County
- Company C - many men from Lauderdale County
- Company D - many men from Conecuh County
- Company E - many men from Franklin County
- Company F - many men from Lawrence County
- Company G - many men from Marion County
- Company H - many men from Franklin County
- Company I - many men from Lawrence County
- Company K - many men from Marion County
The Companies with their counties and captains are found in James Edmonds Saunders' Early Settlers of Alabama, (New Orleans: L Graham and Son, 1899). Internet Archives
- 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.o find additional information.
- The recollections of Andrew Malone Hill, a member of B Company in the Alabama 16th regiment, are available in Hill, Andrew Malone. "Personal Recollections of Andrew Malone Hill." Alabama Historical Quarterly 20 (1958): 85-91.
- Cantrell, Gene. 16th Alabama Infantry: A Regimental History During the Service of John Henry McVay, King of Thorn Hill, Alabama. (Sherman, TX, 1996).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).