60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
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[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 - 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
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Shaver, Lewellyn A. Sixtieth Alabama Regiment, Gracie's Alabama Brigade. (Montgomery, Ala.: Barrett and Brown, Publishers, 1867),FHL Fiche 6082309 and Digital version at FHL book 976.1 M2s 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.
- 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).
- 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).