40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
40th Infantry Regiment, organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, recruited its companies in Perry, Sumter, Morgan, Covington, Pickens, Colbert, Mobile, and Choctaw counties. Only a handful surrendered on April 26, 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 Sumter County
- Company B - many men from Pickens County
- Company C - many men from Sumter County
- Company D - many men from Choctaw County
- Company E - many men from Choctaw County
- Company F - many men from Choctaw County and Mobile County
- Company G - many men from Pickens County
- Company H - many men from Mobile County and Perry County
- Company I - many men from Mobile County and Covington County
- Company K - many men from Mobile County
- History of Company B (Originally Pickens Planters) 40th Alabama Regiment Confederate States Army 1862 to 1865. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
- 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).
- Ann K Blomquist, The 40th Alabama Infantry: Confederate States Army (Orlando, Florida: 1997) pages 33-66