New PDF release: Historical Sketch & Roster of the Alabama 46th Infantry

By John C. Rigdon

The Alabama forty sixth Infantry Regiment used to be equipped at Loachapoka, within the spring of 1862. almost immediately after, it was once despatched to east Tennessee, and had numerous casualties within the struggle at Tazewell. The regiment was once within the weary march into Kentucky, in Stevenson's department, yet did no battling. whilst the military lower back to Tennessee, the Forty-sixth was once positioned in a brigade with the 20 th, Twenty-third, 30th, and Thirty-first Alabama, below Gen. Tracy. In December, with all of Stevenson's department, the regiment used to be despatched to Mississippi. within the conflict of Port Gibson, the place its brigadier fell, the regiment suffered significantly. a number of days later it was once engaged at Baker's Creek, the place its casualties have been a variety of, and the place part the regiment was once captured, together with the sphere officials. the remaining have been besieged in Vicksburg, agony seriously, and have been captured with the citadel. Reorganized at Demopolis, with Gen. Pettus answerable for the brigade, the Forty-sixth rejoined the military of Tennessee. It misplaced significantly at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, and made its iciness quarters at Dalton. At Crow's Valley it was once engaged, with a number of casualties. within the nearly consistent scuffling with from Dalton to Atlanta, the ranks of the Forty-sixth have been thinned and at Jonesboro its record of casualties used to be huge. Marching with Hood into Tennessee, it was once one of many 3 regiments that made the intense struggle at Columbia, the place its loss was once substantial. The Forty-sixth misplaced a number of killed and wounded at Nashville, and a number of captured. It used to be the rear protect at the retreat, and the brigade was once complimented through Gen. Hood in distinctive orders for its prone there. Transferred to North Carolina, the Forty-sixth was once engaged at Kinston and Bentonville, with critical loss within the latter. Consolidated with the Twenty-third Alabama, with J. B. Bibb of Montgomery as colonel, (Col. Woods used to be transferred to the 19th Alabama,) Osceola Kyle as lieutenant colonel, and J. T. Hester of Montgomery as significant, the Forty-sixth was once surrendered at Salisbury through Capt. Brewer, who had commanded it for 2 years.
Companies Of The AL forty sixth Infantry Regiment
Coosa -- George E. Brewer; captured at Vicksburg.
Coosa -- J. R. go; captured at Vicksburg.
Macon -- John F. Baggett; resigned. John F. Spinks; killed on Hood's retreat.
Macon -- C. L. Croft; resigned.
Montgomery -- Jas. W. Powell; captured at Baker's Creek.
Pike -- J. C. McGuire; resigned. ... McCaskill; killed at Baker's Creek.
Randolph -- Leonidas Stephens; died within the carrier. John C. Wright.
Randolph -- C. A. Allen; resigned. Wm. J. Samford.
Henry -- ....Wilson; resigned. L. L. Croft.

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