14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
14th Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama, in July, 1861, with men from Montgomery and Auburn, and the counties of Chambers, Jackson, Randolph, and Tallapoosa. The regiment surrendered with 11 officers and 180 men.
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 "Cusseta Grays" - many men from Chambers County
- Company B "Moore Guards" - many men from Lowndes County
- Company C "Tom Watt's Grays" - many men from Chambers County
- Company D "Yancey Grays" - many men from Chambers County
- Company E "Gilmore's Greys" - many men from Chambers County
- Company F "Billy Gilmer Grays" - many men from Chambers County
- Company G "Hillabee Blues" - many men from Tallapoosa County
- Company H "Jackson Avengers" - many men from Tallapoosa County
- Company I "Hillabee Rifles" - many men from Talladega County
- Company K "Louina Guards" - many men from Randolph County
- Company L "Texas invincibles"
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Hurst, Marshall B. History of the 14th Alabama Regiment Alabama Volunteers : with a list of the names of every man that ever belonged to the regiment (University, Alabama : Confederate Pub., c1982) FHL book 976.1 M2h and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990 FHL fiche 6082294
- 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, Part 1 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.ional information.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).