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Gardner's (Deas) Alabama Brigade, 1862-1865

The Commanders:

Brigadier General Adley Hogan Gladden was born in Fairfield District, SC, 28 October 1810. He became a cotton broker and then served in the Seminole War. He was rewarded with an appointment as postmaster of columbia, SC. He then participated in the Mexican War as a Major in the Palmetto Regiment of that state. In the assault against Churubusco, the regimental Col. and Lt. Col. were killed, and Gladden became Col. of the Regiment. Gladden himself was wounded at the Belen Gate in Mexico City. After the Mexican War, Gladden made his home in New Orleans.

When the Civil War broke out, Gladden proceeded to Pensacola as Col. of the 1st Louisiana Regiment. He was promoted to Brig. Gen'l, 30 September 1861, and was assigned to command a brigade including his old 1st Louisiana. During the bombardment of the Confederate forts in Pensacola Harbor, Gen'l Braxton Bragg praised Gladden's defense and when he was assigned to command Confederate troops in Mississippi, Bragg created a brigade to serve as a model of discipline, under Gladden's command. The plan was not pursued, but in January 1862, Gladden transferred to Mobile and Corinth where he commanded a brigade composed of four Alabama regiments (21st, 22nd, 25th, and 26th), the 1st Louisiana, and Felix H. Robertson's Battery. At Shiloh, Gladden's brigade came under heavy fire and the commander was hit by a shell fragment, carried from the field, and died soon afterward, 12 April 1862. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile.

Major General Franklin Gardner was a New Yorker, born 29 January 1823. His father was a career military officer and secured his son an appointment to West Point from Iowa in 1839. Gardner graduated in 1843 and was promoted to 2nd Lt. in the 7th Infantry. He then served at garrison duty in Pensacola Harbor, scouting on the frontier, in the occupation of Texas, and in the Mexican War where he won promotion to brevet 1st Lt. and then to brevet Capt. for gallant conduct. Afterwards, he was on frontier duty in Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Utah.

At the beginning of the Civil War, Gardner was at Ft. Bridger, Utah Territory, as a captain of the 10th Infantry. Since he was sympathetic to the southern cause, Gardner abandoned the service and joined the Confederate Army. He was appointed Lt. Col. of infantry on 16 March 1861, and at Shiloh was in command of a cavalry brigade which guarded the flanks of the army and saw no action. Still, he was promoted to Brig. Gen'l (11 April 1862) shortly after Gen'l Pierre G. T. Beauregard expressed his appreciation for Gen'l Gardner's help in reorganizing the army's cavalry. Gardner was given an infantry brigade in time for Gen'l Bragg's Kentucky campaign, and then on 13 December 1862, he received a commission as Major General. Gardner headquartered himself at Port Hudson and made a brilliant defense against superior numbers. Gardner surrendered after the fall of Vicksburg and after enduring the longest siege of any American military forces (49 days). He was exchanged, and he was then assigned to duty in Mississippi, at the last under the orders of Gen'l Richard Taylor.

Following the war, Gardner lived in Vermilionville, (now Lafayette) Louisiana, as a planter. He died, 29 April 1873, and is buried in Lafayette.

Brigadier General Zachariah Cantey Deas was born in Camden, SC, on 25 October 1819. He was well educated, both in South Carolina and in France. The family moved to Mobile in 1835 where Deas engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served in the Mexican War, and amassed a considerable fortune in Mobile's prosperous atmosphere.

When the Civil War began, Deas offered his services to the Confederacy and was assigned to the staff of Gen'l Joseph E. Johnston at 1st Manassas. That fall, he and Major Robert B. Armistead raised their own regiment, the 22nd Alabama. Deas was elected Col. and commissioned, 25 October 1861. Deas put up $28,000 in gold for 800 Enfield rifles, equipping his own men (he was reimbursed in Confederate bonds the following year). At Shiloh on the first day, Deas led his regiment until the brigade commander, Gen'l Gladden, and its senior Col., Daniel Adams were wounded, and Deas then assumed brigade command. On the second day, 7 April 1862, Deas himself was badly wounded. Deas recovered in time to join the Kentucky Campaign and fight at Munfordville and Salt River. After Murfreesboro, Deas received his Brig. Gen'l commission, 13 December 1862, and he took command of Franklin Gardner's brigade (19th, 22nd, 25th, 39th, and 26th-50th AL Regiments). The brigade fought at Chickamauga and routed Sheridan's Division, killing Brig. Gen'l W. H. Lytle and capturing 17 cannon. Deas lost 40% of his own command but also led the brigade at Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge. By January 1864, Deas was in command of the division, although a promotion to Major General did not materialize. Deas led his brigade at Atlanta and Jonesboro. He went with Gen'l John Bell Hood through Alabama into Tennessee, with the division now under Major Gen'l Edward Johnson. This command participated in the Battle of Franklin, where Deas was slightly wounded. At Nashville when Gen'l Johnston was captured, Deas again led the division on the retreat through Alabama. He was ordered to take his brigade against Gen'l William T. Sherman and was active in the Carolinas until taken ill at Raleigh.

At war's end, Deas made his home in New York City and engaged in the cotton trade. He died in the city, 6 March 1882, and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Regiments:

Gardner's (Deas') Brigade consisted of the 17th Sharpshooter Battalion, plus the 19th, 22nd, 25th, 39th, and 50th Alabama Infantry Regiments.


17th Alabama Infantry Battalion, Sharpshooters

The 17th Alabama Infantry Battalion, Sharpshooters, was originally organized with two companies by the assignment of detachments from the 19th and 39th Infantry Regiments in June 1862. The unit disappeared from the records in August 1864, with the members possibly returned to their original commands. The unit was involved in the battles at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, in the Atlanta Campaign, and New Hope Church, and in the siege operations at Chattanooga and Atlanta.

Field officers: Lt. Col. Benjamin Cunningham Yancey; and [Acting] Adj. James H. Foster

Captains, and counties from which the companies came:

  • Co. "A", organized, June 1862, by transfers from various companies of the 19th AL: James F. Nabers
  • Co. "B", organized, 21 June 1862, by transfers from the 39th AL: William J. Burton


19th Alabama Infantry Regiment

The 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Huntsville, 14 August 1861, with men recruited from Blount, Cherokee, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, and Pickens counties. It was ordered to Mobile immediately. It remained there about three months, then was at Pensacola for two weeks. Ordered to Corinth, the 19th was brigaded under Gen'l Gladden of Louisiana, with the 22nd, 25th, and 50th regiments, and after Shiloh, the 17th Battalion, Sharpshooters, and the 39th regiment. At Shiloh, the 19th lost 110 k and 240 w, of the 650 engaged. Gen'l Frank Gardner soon after succeeded to command the brigade, leading it into Kentucky where it did not find the enemy. The regiment retired with the army to fight at Murfreesboro, losing about 151 k and w, about 1/4 of its strength. Thereafter, Gen'l Deas of Mobile succeeded to the command of the brigade, leading it at Chickamauga where it lost heavily, 192 k and w. There were few casualties at Missionary Ridge, and the 19th wintered at Dalton. In the almost incessant fighting from there to Atlanta, the regiment lost heavily in casualties, particularly at new Hope and near Marietta. The brigade, under the command of Gen'l Johnston of Perry, the 19th was badly cut up in the battles at Atlanta on 22 and 28 July. Losses were slight at Jonesboro. At the Battle of Franklin, the 19th lost only a few to battle wounds, but many were captured. It went to North Carolina and was engaged at Kinston and Bentonville, losing heavily in the latter affair. Then consolidated with the 40th and 46th Alabama regiments at Salisbury (with M. L. Woods as colonel and Ezekiel Gully of Sumter as lt. colonel), the 19th surrendered at that place, 76 strong.

Field and Staff Officers: Cols. Joseph Wheeler (Georgia; promoted); Samuel King McSpadden (Cherokee; captured, Resaca); Lt. Cols. Edward Dorr Tracy (Madison; promoted); George R. Kimbrough (Pickens); Nicholas Davis; Majors Samuel King McSpadden (promoted); George R. Kimbrough (promoted); Solomon Palmer (Blount); James H. Savage; and Adjutants William E. Ash (transferred to 17th AL Sharpshooters); Clifton Walker (Madison; wounded, Shiloh; transferred to Gen'l Tracy's staff); R. H. Hagood; Edwin D. Thomason; Charles G. Hale (wounded, Murfreesboro); William T. Bell

Captains, and counties from which the companies came:

  • Co. "A", Pickens Rough and Readys (Pickens): George R. Kimbrough (promoted to Lt. Col.); Robert J. Healy (KIA, Murfreesboro); Dyer C. Hods (wounded, Atlanta)
  • Co. "B", Blount Continentals (Blount): William R. D. McKenzie (KIA, Corinth); William R. Trice (resigned, 20 July 1863); Hugh L. Houston (KIA, Atlanta)
  • Co. "C", Jefferson Warriors (Jefferson): William F. Hanby (wounded, Shiloh)
  • Co. "D", Jake Curry Guards (Cherokee): William P. Hollingsworth (transferred to Gen'l Ed. D. Tracy's staff); Edward Thornton (KIA, Jonesboro); Benjamin L. Archer
  • Co. "E", Cherokee Guards (Cherokee): William E. Kirkpatrick (resigned, 17 Feb 62); Marvel M. Israel (wounded, Chickamauga; died, 8 April 64); Thomas J. Williamson (wounded, Atlanta)
  • Co. "F", Davis Guards (Cherokee): Rufus B. Rhea (resigned, 7 Sept 63); Smauel M. J. Howard
  • Co. "G", Cherokee Mountaineers (Cherokee): Jackson Millsaps (resigned, 31 July 62); John N. Barry (dismissed, 23 April 64); James H. Leath (wounded, Atlanta)
  • Co. "H", Cherokees (Cherokee): Joseph L. Cunningham (transferred to Gen'l Naglee's staff); Samuel B. Echols (resigned, 3 Sept 64; William B. Tripps; Samuel Marshall
  • Co. "I", Cherokee Rangers (Cherokee): James H. Savage (promoted to Major)
  • Co. "K", Blount Guards (Blount): James H. Skinner (retired, 1 July 62); Solomon Palmer (promoted to Major); Nathaniel J. Venable (KIA, Marietta); James K. Duffee

Historical resources:


22nd Alabama Infantry Regiment

The 22nd Alabama Infantry Regiment was first organized at Montgomery on 6 October 1861, and was encamped at Mobile during that winter. Men were recruited from Calhoun, Cherokee, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, and Walker counties. Ordered to west Tennessee, it was brigaded under Gen'l Adley Gladden of Louisiana. The regiment was engaged at Shiloh, with heavy loss (reported 123 men fit for duty after). Later, Gen'l Frank Gardner was placed over the brigade (19th, 22nd, 25th, 26-50th, and 39th AL regiments) and led it into Kentucky. It was present at Mumfordsville, and it skirmished at Perryville. It came back with the army and fought at Murfreesboro (94 casualties). Gen'l Zachariah Deas then assumed command of the brigade. The regiment was in the line of battle which moved to assault US Gen'l William Rosecrans at Chickamauga, where it lost 5 color bearers and 175 k and w out of about 400 engaged. They lost lightly at Missionary Ridge and wintered at Dalton, GA, claiming 272 men and 171 arms. The regiment, under the command of Gen'l George D. Johnston of Perry County, participated in the campaign from Dalton to Atlanta, losing gradually by the constant fighting. At Atlanta, 22 and 28 July, the loss of the regiment was high, as it was at Jonesboro. It moved into Tennessee with Gen'l John Bell Hood and suffered severely at Franklin, lightly at Nashville. The regiment was transferred beyond the Edisto and moved into North Carolina, skirmishing with the advance of US Gen'l George Thomas' army. The loss at Kinston and Bentonville was light, Col. Harry Toulmin leading the brigade. The regiment was consolidated with the 25th Infantry in the field in early 1863; it was also consolidated with the 25th, 39th, and 26-50th at Smithfield, 9 April 1865, with H. T. Toulmin as Colonel, N. B. Rouse (Butler) as Lt. Col., and Robert Donald (Limestone) as Major, and then surrendered at Greenesboro, NC, on 26 April 1865.

Field and staff officers: Cols. Zachariah Cantey Deas (wounded, Shiloh, promoted to Brig. Gen'l), John Calhoun Marrast (died in service, 1863), Benjamin R. Hart (KIA, Atlanta, Jan., 1864), and Harry Theophilus Toulmin; Lt. Cols. John Calhoun Marrast (promoted), John Weedon (KIA, Chickamauga), Benjamin R. Hart (promoted), Harry Theophilus Toulmin (promoted), and E. Herbert Armistead (KIA, Franklin); Majors Robert Burbage Armistead (KIA, Shiloh), John Weeden (promoted), Benjamin R. Hart (wounded, Chickamauga, promoted), Thomas McCarroll Prince (wounded, Franklin); and Adjutants Elias F. Travis (wounded, Shiloh, and transferred), William G. Smith (resigned), J. L. Lockwood (wounded, Jonesboro).

Captains, and counties from which the companies came:

  • Co. "A" (Walker): John Weedon (promoted to Major); Isaac M. Whitney
  • Co. "B", Frank Lyon Rifles (Clarke): James Deas Nott (KIA, Chickamauga); Joseph R. Cowan (wounded, near Marietta)
  • Co. "C", Brownrigg Warriors (Choctaw): Abner C. Gaines (KIA, Shiloh); Thomas McCarroll Prince (wounded, Chickamauga; promoted to Major); Joseph R. Cowan (wounded near Mobile)
  • Co. "D" (Cherokee): Stephen R. Hood (resigned, 10 Jan 62); Edward Herbert Armistead (promoted); T. C. Hagood; Thomas M. Brindley (KIA, near Atlanta, July 64)
  • Co. "E" (Calhoun): John R. Northcutt (resigned, 13 June 62); Jacob G. Mordecai
  • Co. "F" (Randolph): O. W. Shepherd (wounded, near Shiloh; resigned, 27 May 62); James B. Martin; Hures Austill
  • Co. "G" (Randolph): R. G. Roberts (dismissed, 25 June 63); S. H. Pairs (deserted, 27 Oct 62); Benjamin B. Little (KIA, Jonesboro); William O. Baldwin (KIA, Franklin)
  • Co. "H", Sam Cooper Rifles (Mobile): Wilton L. Young (promoted to Major, 10th Bn.); Harry T. Toulmin (wounded, Shiloh; promoted to Major); Simon Franklin Preston
  • Co. "I" (Pike): Andrew P. Love (wounded, Shiloh; resigned, 1 July 62; transferred to Jeff Davis' Cavalry); Willis C. Wood (wounded, Murfreesboro; resigned, 31 Oct 64); Willis H. Henderson (wounded, Kinston)
  • Co. "K" (Montgomery and Pike): Benjamin R. Hart (promoted to Major); Hugh W. Henry.


25th Alabama Infantry Regiment

The 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile in December 1861 by the consolidation of McClellan's 1st and 6th Alabama Infantry Battalions [smaller than the normal regiment's 1,000 men]. The men were from the counties of Calhoun, Coffee, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Saint Clair, Shelby, and Talladega. It remained in that vicinity 2-3 months, then went to TN. Brigaded under Gen'l Adley Gladden, the regiment (numbering 305 effectives, because of illness) fought at Shiloh (casualties: 15 k, 75w). Placed under Gen'l Gardner, with the 19th, 22nd, 39th, and 26-50th, the 25th Regiment met with trifling loss at Framington. It moved into KY with Gen'l Braxton Bragg's Army of the Tennessee from the Chattanooga base, but was not engaged in any action. It came back, and participated at Murfreesboro -- Col. Loomis commanding the brigade (casualties: 13k, 88w, 16m, out of about 250 present for duty. The regiment -- Gen'l Zachariah Deas in command of the brigade -- fell back with the army and was in the forward movement at Chickamauga (casualties: 33% of 330 engaged). Total strength, December 1863: 304 men and 174 arms. It again suffered severely at Missionary Ridge, but wintered and recruited at Dalton, GA. All along the bloody track of the hostile armies through north GA, the 25th left a record, especially at New Hope. At Atlanta, 22 July, the regiment lost 49% of its force but captured two stands of colors, and more prisoners than it numbered. Six days later, near the same spot, the 25th again lost very heavily. It was engaged at Jonesboro without severe loss, but suffered considerably at Columbia, on Hood's arrival in middle Tennessee. At Franklin, the regiment again lost largely, and at Nashville, its loss was not light, but it preserved its organization on the retreat. Proceeding to the Carolinas, the 25th was in Sherman's front, with some casualties at Columbia and Kinston, and with large loss at Bentonville. Consolidated with the 19th, 22nd, 39th, and 26-50th, the regiment was shortly after surrendered at Goldsboro, having about 75 men of the old 25th present for duty.

Field and Staff Officers: Cols. John Q. Loomis (Coosa; wounded, Shiloh, Murfreesboro; resigned, 12 Sept 62); George Doherty Johnston (promoted) ; Lt. Cols. William B. McClellan (Talladega; resigned, 12 April 62); George Doherty Johnston (promoted); Majors Daniel Elliott Huger (temporary); George Doherty Johnston (Perry; promoted); and Adjutants Napoleon B. Mardis (resigned, 9 June 63); Jonathan Stout (Coosa; wounded, Murfreesboro, Atlanta, Franklin); and Robert B. Baker (acting, temporary)

Captains, and counties from which the companies came:

  • Co. "A", formerly Co. "A", 1st Bn., Andalusia Beauregards (Covington): Micajah Harper (KIA, Shiloh); Charles Corige (resigned, 22 July 63); Bushrod W. Bell
  • Co. "B", formerly Co. "B", 1st Bn. (Pike): John B. Curtis (resigned, 15 Jan 62); Napoleon B. Rouse; D. N. Moxley
  • Co. "C", formerly Co. "C", 1st Bn. (Shelby): Wiley H. Pope (resigned, 3 Dec 63); William H. Gardner; S. N. McGraw
  • Co. "D", formerly Co. "D", 1st Bn. (St. Clair): Allen W. Nickson (resigned, 3 Sept 64); H. Lewis Morris (wounded, Murfreesboro, New Hope, Franklin; captured, Murfreesboro); Thomas Mangham (dismissed, 27 Aug 62)
  • Co. "E", formerly Co. "E", 1st Bn. (Pickens): Daniel M. Richards (wounded, Missionary Ridge, and captured)
  • Co. "F", formerly Co. "A", McClellan's 6th Bn. (Randolph): William A. Handley (wounded, Murfreesboro; resigned, 12 June 63); Francis Marion Handley (wounded, Franklin)
  • Co. "G", formerly Co. "B", McClellan's 6th Bn. (Talladega): Joseph D. McCann (resigned, 14 April 62); Archibald A. Patterson (KIA, Murfreesboro); Silas P. Bradford
  • Co. "H", formerly Co. "D", McClellan's 6th Bn. (Talladega and St. Clair): Edwin C. Turner (resigned, 22 Aug 62); Robert B. Baker (resigned, 1862); William Spence, jr. (wounded, Chickamauga)
  • Co. "I", formerly Co. "C", McClellan's 6th Bn., Mountain Guards (Calhoun): Mathew Alexander (resigned, 1 July 62); Wilson B. Howell (wounded, Atlanta, Bentonville)
  • Co. "K", Rabby's Independent Co. (Coffee and Pike): D. Pierre Costello (wounded, Shiloh; KIA, Murfreesboro); Daniel C. Monroe (wounded, Chickamauga)

Historical resources:


39th Alabama Infantry Regiment

The 39th AL Infantry Regiment was organized at Opelika in May 1862 with men from Barbour, Henry, Pike, Russell, and Walker counties. It was sent at once to Mississippi. It was brigaded there under Gen'l Frank Gardner with the 19th, 22nd, 25th, and 26th AL Regiments. It participated in the march into KY, with little fighting, and came back with the army to Murfreesboro. The regiment took part in that battle, and with heavy losses (95), having gained much credit for repulsing an attack of the enemy the day before. The regiment was with the army when it fell back to the Chattanooga line, and it took part in the battle of Chicamauga with a very heavy loss of men (31% of 310 engaged). At Missionary Ridge, the loss was light, and the 39th, now under Gen'l Deas of Mobile as brigade commander, wintered at Dalton. It reported 337 men and 219 arms in December, 1863. From there to Atlanta the regiment was conspiruous in all the fighting of the army, suffering severely. They were present in the defense of Atlanta and at Jonesboro where they again lost heavily. They marched with the army into TN and lost a number of prisoners at Nashville. The regiment then moved to the Carolinas with Gen'l Johnston and took part in operations there, though much reduced in number. It was there consolidated with the 22nd and 26th and 50th AL regiments but was forced to surrender a few days later on the 26th of April 1865. There were fewer than 90 officers and men remaining.

Field and Staff Officers: Cols. Henry DeLamar Clayton (Barbour County; promoted to Brig. Gen'l); Whitfield Clark (Barbour; retired, 1864); William C. Clifton; Lt. Cols. James Thweat Flewellen (Barbour; resigned, 7 Oct 1862), Whitfield Clark (promoted), Lemuel Hargrove (Barbour; resigned, 8 Feb 1864), William C. Clifton (Russell); Majors Whitfield Clark (promoted); Lemuel Hargrove (promoted); Colin McSwean (resigned, 12 Oct 63); William C. Clifton (Russell); Drewry H. Smith (Barbour); and Adjutant Henry B. Tompkins

Captains, and counties from which the companies came:

  • Co. "A" (Pike): John W. W. Jackson (resigned, 13 Nov 62); James P. Nall (wounded; retired); Louis A. Robert (KIA, North Carolina)
  • Co. "B" (Barbour): Lemuel Hargrove (promoted to Major); Thomas J. Cox
  • Co. "C", Pea River Rifles (Barbour): Colin McSwean (promoted to Major); Alexander J. Miller
  • Co. "D" (Henry): Lee A. Jennings (wounded, Murfreesboro; resigned, 24 Oct 63); Z. Dawson Matthews
  • Co. "E" (Russell): William C. Clifton (promoted to Major); Wiley E. Jones (died in service, 4 Feb 64); Thomas J. Wilkerson (KIA, 22 July 64); William J. Sankey
  • Co. "F" (State of Georgia): Abner H. Flewellen (resigned, 30 April 63); Willis D. Banks (KIA, near Atlanta, 1 Aug 64); Neil Gillis
  • Co. "G" (Henry and Barbour): T. Q. Stanford (KIA, Murfreesboro); Alexander A. Cassady
  • Co. "H" (Barbour): Joseph C. Clayton (KIA, Murfreesboro); John L. McRae
  • Co. "I" (Barbour): Whitfield Clark (promoted to Major); Drewry H. Smith (promoted to Major); William H. Dill
  • Co. "K" (Barbour): James T. Flewellen (promoted to Lt. Col., 15 May 62); Julius C. Mitchell (resigned, 2 Feb 63); Thomas J. Brannon


50th Alabama Infantry Regiment

The 50th Alabama (sometimes the 26th-50th) Infantry Regiment was organized at Corinth, MS, on 3 April 1862, by consolidating the 2nd (Davis'-Chadwick's) and 5th (Golladay's) AL Inf Battalions which were recently recruited. Originally mustered into Confederate service as the 26th (Coltart's) Regiment, its designation was changed to 50th in June, 1863 when it was learned that another 26th Infantry was already serving in Virginia. The men were raised in the counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Lauderdale, Blount, Limestone, Walker, Fayette, and Tuscaloosa. Ordered to Tennessee, the unit fought at Shiloh, saw light action in KY, and was then placed in Deas', G. D. Johnston's, and Brantley's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It fought in many conflicts from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, spent the winter with Hood's campaign in Tennessee, and was active in North Carolina. At Shiloh, the regiment had 440 effectives, but because of casualties, sickness, and exhaustion, the number was fewer than 150 by the 2nd day. It lost 4 k and 76 w at Murfreesboro, 16 k and 81 w at Chickamauga, and totaled 289 men and 180 arms in Dec, 63. The regiment sustained 33 casualties in the Battle of Atlanta and was badly cut up at Franklin. Few survived to surrender in April, 65.

Field and Staff Officers: Col. John Gordon Coltart (Madison; wounded, Shiloh, Atlanta); Lt. Cols. Edward I. Golladay (5th Bn., dropped at consolidation); Nick Davis (2nd Bn., dropped at consolidation); George Weedon Arnold; William Davidson Chaddick (Madison; resigned, 20 Oct 1862); Newton Nash Clements (Tuscaloosa); Majors: Andrew Dunne Gwynne (Tennessee; wounded, Shiloh; promoted to Lt. Col., 38th TN Regt.); Newton Nash Clements (promoted); Thomas H. Gilbert (Limestone; resigned, 14 Oct 1863); John C. Hutto (Walker); and Adjutants W. E. Hill (dropped at consolidation); Daniel Q. Allen; John J. Bruckner (KIA, 28 July 1864); and George W. Cain.

Captains, and counties from which the companies came:

  • Co. "A", Calhoun Beauregards, formerly Co. "A", 2nd Bn. (Calhoun): J. A. T. Sappington (resigned, 20 July 62); Thomas K. Langford (died in service, 28 July 64); Martin Walker
  • Co. "B", formerly Co. "C", 2nd Bn. (Limestone): Thomas H. Gilbert (promoted to Major); John Archie Ray (died in service, 29 April 64); John E. Gilbert
  • Co. "C", formerly Co. "F", 2nd Bn. (Jackson): Lemuel G. Meade (resigned, 1 July 62; promoted to Colonel of Mead's North Atlanta and Tennessee Cavalry); James E. Daniel (promoted, Lt. Col., 27th AL Infantry Bn.)
  • Co. "D", formerly Co. "E", 2nd Bn. (Blount): George W. Arnold (promoted to Lt. Col.); William John Elrod
  • Co. "E", formerly Co. "B/G", 2nd Bn., Limestone Rebels (Limestone): James Henry Malone (resigned, 10 July 62); John B. McClelland (1st Lt., promoted to Capt., Co. "H"); William J. Richardson
  • Co. "F", formerly Co. "D", 2nd Bn. (Tuscaloosa): Newton Nash Clements (promoted to Lt. Col., but retired? as Capt.); John D. Burgin
  • Co. "G", formerly Co. "K", 38th TN Infantry (Walker and Fayette): John C. Clements; E. B. Vaughn
  • Co. "H", formerly Co. "D/B", 2nd Bn. (Lauderdale): John G. Haney (died in service, 20 July 62); Archibald D. Ray; John B. McClelland
  • Co. "I", formerly Co. "H", 38th TN Infantry (Walker and Fayette): James Thomas Wooten (dismissed); James F. Sowell (dropped at reorganization); Robert Donnell
  • Co. "K", formerly Co. "?", 5th Bn. (Walker): John C. Hutto (promoted to Major); Robert W. Smith


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