February 1 2015

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There is no other legend quite like the Confederate fighting man. He reached the end of his haunted road long ago. He fought for a star-crossed cause and in the end he was beaten, but as he carried his slashed red battle flag into the dusky twilight of the Lost Cause he marched straight into a legend that will live as long as the American people care to remember anything about the American past.

–Bruce Canton

No symbol or reference in these pages to the old South or the War Between the States is meant to offend anyone. Nor is this site meant to be an examination for the causes and reasons for that war. Whatever motivated men from the South to fight was a product of their age and times. Most fought in defense of their families and homes because a Northern army had invaded what they considered to be their country. This is simply meant to be the historical record of those men. The uncommon bravery of men on both sides of that horrible conflict should not be forgotten, regardless of their motivation to fight.


General

Civil War Chronology of Events

Chronology of Events Underline type= Union victory. Bold type= Confederate victory. Italic type= non-confrontational event or non-decisive battle. The War ...
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The Southern Loyalist

Excerpts from The Southern Loyalist By: Robert E. Hurst So you think that just because you come from the south, ...
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Joseph M. Bailey Memoirs of the Civil War

THIS STORY WAS WRITTEN OVER FORTY YEARS AFTER THE WAR ENDED This story was written as a result of a ...
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The War Comes to Wolf Bayou

In the beginning of the conflict between the states most of the people in this area went about their business ...
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Ancestors

Logan Confederate Service

2nd Alabama Cavalry Regiment The Second Alabama Cavalry Regiment was organized at Montgomery on 1 May 1862. It proceeded to ...
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George Washington Haile–CSA

Civil War Service Record George Washington "Jolly" Haile Company A, 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry This company was known at various ...
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Leonard Travis Cranford – CSA

12th Regiment of Alabama Infantry Civil War Service Record L. T. (Trav) Cranford actually had two enlistment's in the 12th ...
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Civil War Ancestors

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Unit Histories

10th Arkansas Infantry Regiment

The Tenth Arkansas Infantry Regiment was organized at Springfield in Conway County in July 1861. This is where many volunteers from Van Buren County (southern Van Buren County later became Cleburne) were mustered into the Confederate Army. Company “A,” known as “Quitman Rifles,” was headed by Captain A. R. Witt. Other officers were First Lt. […]

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12th Alabama Infantry Regiment

12th Alabama Infantry Regiment Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, Boonsboro, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Petersburg, Appomattox The 12th Alabama Regiment was organized at Richmond in July 1861, with members from Montgomery and Mobile, and Coffee, Coosa, De Kalb, Jackson, Macon, Morgan, and Pike counties. It was at once moved to the “Potomac front” and […]

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North Carolina Confederate Units

North Carolina Confederate Units 6th Regiment of North Carolina Cavalry 37th Regiment of North Carolina Infantry 38th Regiment of North Carolina Infantry Sixth North Carolina Cavalry 65th North Carolina State Troops How to Order a Copy of the Printed History Organizational Structure The 6th North Carolina Cavalry regiment was officially organized by the consolidation of […]

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11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

Organized at Camp Cheatham June 1, 1861; Confederate service August, 1861; reorganized May, 1862; formed Companies “F” and “K” of the 2nd Consolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment which was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina May 2, 1865. FIELD OFFICERS Colonels-James E. Rains, George W. Gordon, James A. Long. Lieutenant Colonels-T. P. Bateman, Howell Webb, George W. […]

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2nd Alabama Cavalry

 THE SECOND ALABAMA CAVALRY. The Second Alabama cavalry was organized at Montgomery in May, 1862; was in north Alabama for a short time and was then sent to Florida, where it was employed for a time; sent to Jackson, Miss., in April, 1863, and fought Grierson; was employed in Mississippi until October of that year, […]

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Hilliard’s Legion

  HILLIARD’S LEGION. Hilliard’s Legion was organized at Montgomery, June, 1862, and consisted of five battalions; one of these, a mounted battalion, was early detached and became part of the Tenth Confederate cavalry. The Legion proceeded to Montgomery nearly 3,000 strong, under the command of Col. H. W. Hilliard, and was placed in McCown’s brigade. […]

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12th Alabama Infantry Regiment – Official Records

  THE TWELFTH ALABAMA INFANTRY. The Twelfth Alabama infantry was organized at Richmond, July, 1861, formed a part of General Ewell’s brigade, and was afterward under General Rodes. It fought at ‘Yorktown, April 5 to May 3, 1862; Williamsburg, May 5th; Seven Pines, May 31st to June 1st, where it made a gallant assault upon […]

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Alabama Reserve Regiments

  RESERVE REGIMENTS AND BATTALIONS INFANTRY. SIXTY-SECOND, SIXTY-THIRD AND SIXTY-FIFTH REGIMENTS. There were about nine regiments and three battalions of reserves, composed for the most part of very young men, about two regiments being made up of old men, and they were organized principally for the defense of Mobile and the bay forts. Some of […]

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Battles

Battle Reports–11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry Murfreesborough | Chickamauga DECEMBER 26, 1862-JANUARY 5, 1863.–The Stone’s River or Murfreesborough, Tenn., Campaign. No. 292.–Report of Lieut. Col. William Thedford, Eleventh Tennessee Infantry. 1863. On Wednesday, at daylight,, the Eleventh Tennessee Regiment, Col. G. W. Gordon commanding, was drawn up in line of battle on the left of General Rains’ […]

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Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam) – Order of Battle

BATTLES OF SHARPSBURG (ANTIETAM) AND SOUTH MOUNTAIN 14-17 September 1862 THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA General Robert E. Lee, CSA, Commanding LONGSTREET’S CORPS (Maj. Gen. James Longstreet) McLaws’ Division (Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws) Kershaw’s Brigade (Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw) 2nd South Carolina (Col. John D. Kennedy) (Maj. Franklin Gaillard) 3rd South Carolina (Col. James […]

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Battle of Murfreeshorough

DECEMBER 26, 1862-JANUARY 5, 1863.–The Stone’s River or Murfreesborough, Tenn., Campaign. No. 292.–Report of Lieut. Col. William Thedford, Eleventh Tennessee Infantry. 1863. On Wednesday, at daylight,, the Eleventh Tennessee Regiment, Col. G. W. Gordon commanding, was drawn up in line of battle on the left of General Rains’ brigade and of McCown’s division. We remained […]

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Battle of Chickamauga

AUGUST 16-SEPTEMBER 22, 1863.–The Chickamauga Campaign. No. 258.–Report of Col. George W. Gordon, Eleventh Tennessee Infantry. CAMP NEAR CHATTANOOGA, TENN., September 30, 1863. CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following as my report of the part taken by the Eleventh Tennessee Regiment in the battle of Chickamauga: This command engaged the enemy on […]

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Seven Days Battles

PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN–SEVEN DAYS’ BATTLES No. 227. — Report of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, C. S. Army, commanding Second Corps, of the battle of Gaines’ Mill, engagement at White Oak Swamp Bridge, and battle of Malvern Hill. Extract The four brigades of Jackson’s division did not act together during the engagement, but were called to […]

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Battle of Gaines Mill

  PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN–SEVEN DAYS’ BATTLES No. 263. — Report of Col. B. B. Gayle, Twelfth Alabama Infantry, of the battle of Gaines’ Mill. HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH ALABAMA REGIMENT. About 2 o’clock on the morning of June 26 the Twelfth Alabama Regiment, in conjunction with the others of General Rodes’ brigade, left its position on the Williamsburg […]

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Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

 SEPTEMBER 3-20, 1862.-The Maryland Campaign. No. 293.–Report of Maj. Gen. Daniel H. Hill, C. S. Army, commanding division, of operations July 23-September 17. Affairs were now very serious on our left. A division of Yankees was advancing in handsome style against Rodes. I had every possible gun turned upon the Yankee columns, but, owing to […]

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Battle of Chancellorsville

APRIL 27-MAY 6, 1863.–The Chancellorsville Campaign. No. 368.–Reports of Brig. Gen. R. E. Rodes, C. S. Army, commanding D. H. Hill’s division. Extract In the meantime the residue of Rodes’, Iverson’s, and Pender’s troops, moving forward to the left of Hall and Christie, were met and repulsed by the enemy, thus leaving the flank of […]

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Gettysburg Campaign

 JUNE 3-AUGUST 1, 1863.–The Gettysburg Campaign. No. 529.–Report of Col. S. B. Pickens, Twelfth Alabama Infantry. HAGERSTOWN, MD., July 9, 1863. SIR: The Twelfth Alabama Regiment left Grace Church, Caroline County, Va., on June 4; arrived at Culpeper Court-House on the 7th. On the 9th, we were marched rapidly toward Brandy Station, to assist our […]

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Shiloh – Order of Battle

  April 6-7, 1862..–Battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, Tenn. No. 134. — Organization of the Army of the Mississippi, April 6-7, 1862.(*) FIRST CORPS.(+) Maj. Gen. LEONIDAS POLK. FIRST DIVISION. Brig. Gen CHARLES CLARK. First Brigade. Col. R. M. RUSSELL. 11th Louisiana. 12th Tennessee. 13th Tennessee. 22d Tennessee. Bankhead’s battery. Second Brigade. Brig. Gen. […]

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Battle of Shiloh

Battle of Shiloh, also called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing. The name Shiloh was taken from that of a meetinghouse, 5 km (3 mi) from Pittsburg Landing, that is on the Tennessee River, 14 km (9 mi) north of Savannah, Tennessee. Here on April 6, 1862, a Confederate army of 40,000 men under General Albert […]

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Battle of Seven Pines

MAY 31- JUNE 1, 1862– Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, Va. No. 114. — Reports of Brig. Gen. R. E. Rodes, C. S. Army, commanding brigade. RICHMOND, VA., June 7, 1862. MAJOR: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of the Third Brigade, Major-General Hill’s division, on the […]

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Valley Campaign – Order of Battle

Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations In Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, And Pennsylvania From November 15, 1862, To January 26, 1863. CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.–#3 D. H. HILL’S DIVISION. Maj. Gen. D. H. HILL. First Brigade. Brig. Gen. R. E. RODES. 3d Alabama, Col. Cullen A. Battle. 5th Alabama, Lieut. Col. Edwin L. Hobson. […]

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Fredericksburg – Order of battle

DECEMBER 11-15, 1862.–Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. No. 263.–Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia.   SECOND CORPS. Lieut. Gen. THOMAS J. JACKSON. D. H. HILL’S DIVIS1ON. Maj. Gen. DANIEL HILL. First Brigade. Brig. Gen. R. E. RODES. 3d Alabama. 5th Alabama. 6th Alabama. 12th Alabama. 26th Alabama. Second (Ripley’s) Brigade. Brig. Gen. GEORGE DOLES. 4th […]

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Maryland Campaign – Order of Battle

SEPTEMBER 3-20, 1862.-The Maryland Campaign. No. 204.–Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, commanding, during the Maryland Campaign.   JACKSON’S DIVISION Brig. Gen. JOHN R. JONES. Brig. Gen. W E. STARKE. Col. A. J. GRIGSBY. Winder’s Brigade. Col. A. J. GRIGSBY. Lieut. Col. R. D. GARDNER (FourthVirginia). Maj. H. J. WILLIAMS. […]

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Peninsular Campaign – Order of Battle

CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VIRGINIA, FROM MARCH 17 TO SEPTEMBER 2, 1862. CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.–#5 Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia,  commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston, on the Peninsula, about April 30, 1862.(*)   RIGHT OF POSITION.- Maj. Gen. J. B. MAGRUDER commanding. McLAWS’ DIVISION. Brig. Gen. L. […]

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Seven Days Battle – Order of Battle

  PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN–SEVEN DAYS’ BATTLES No. 200. — Organization of the Confederate forces during the engagements around Richmond, Va.(*) JACKSON’S CORPS.-.Maj. Gen. THOMAS J. JACKSON. WHITING’S DIVISION. Brig. Gen. WILLIAM H. C. WHITING. First (or Texas) Brigade. Brig. Gen. JOHN B. HOOD. 18th Georgia. 1st Texas. 4th Texas. 5th Texas. Hampton Legion.   Third Brigade […]

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