60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
The 60th Infantry regiment was formed at Charleston, Tennessee, in November, 1863. Ten companies from the 1st and 3rd Battalions, Hilliard's Alabama Legion made up the unit. Its members were from the counties of Coosa, Montgomery, Chambers, Lowndes, Butler, Pike, and Henry. It surrendered with 14 officers and 170 men.
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 Pike County
- Company B "Rebecca Williams' Rifles" - many men from Coosa County
- Company C - many men from Montgomery County
- Company D - many men from the State of Georgia
- Company E - many men from Henry County
- Company F - many men from Montgomery County
- Company G - many men from Pike County
- Company H - many men from Butler County
- Company I - many men from Lowndes County
- Company K - many men from Chambers County
The list of companies with their counties is found on history-sites.com web site
- Shaver, Lewellyn A. Sixtieth Alabama Regiment, Gracie's Alabama Brigade. Montgomery, Ala.: Barrett & Brown, Publishers, 1867. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).