13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
13th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in July, 1861, at Montgomery, Alabama. Men of this unit were from the counties of Coosa, Wilcox, Macon, Butler, Talladega, Montgomery, Randolph, Elmore, and Tallapoosa. It surrendered on April 9, 1865.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 - Camden Rifles (River Rangers) many men from Wilcox County
- Company B - Southern Stars
- Company C - Alabama Borderers many men from Talladega County
- Company D - Randolph Mountaineers many men from Montgomery County
- Company E - Randolph Rangers many men from Randolph County
- Company F - Tallassee Guards many men from Elmore County and Tallapoosa County muster roll for this company is found on the usgenweb archives Tallapoosa County web site
- Company G - Yancey Guards
- Company H - Coosa Mountaineers many men from Coosa County muster roll for this company is found on the usgenweb archives Coosa County web site
- Company I - Roanoke Mitchill Invincibles many men from Randolph County
- Company K - Stephens Guards many men from Montgomery County
The list of companies with their counties is found on the usgenweb archives Elmore County web site
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- 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.additional information.
- Bird, W. H. Stories of the Civil War. (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082293
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).