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44th Alabama Infantry CSA

Name: Jesse ApplewhiteRank: Private Company:
enlisted at age 24, died of disease June 6, 1862
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Name: Francis Marion CampbellRank: Sergeant Company:
Per my brother, who found copies at the Anniston Library,
Francis Marion Campbell served in the 44th Alabama Infantry during the civil war, and after a couple of injuries, he was promoted to Sergeant. He could not read or write, but eventually learned to do both and became a justice of the peace, otherwise knows as a bondsman.
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ggg grandad William Wyley Grumbles b 1823 - d ? dallas co ala
Grumbles, William Wiley Infantry 44th Alabama Regiment Captain Dudley's Co. Pension application filed by Matilda Grumbles, widow. Pension application, Dallas County 1897/06/25.
GRUMBLES, Wiley W.
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Name: John H. KingRank: Private Company: A
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Name: Hiram BatesRank: Private Company: B
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Name: Daniel James BrownRank: Private Company: B
Brown, Daniel, Pvt. [Researcher's Note: Vet# 11998 (enlisted, aged 19; discharged for disability, 6 Dec 63) Though he was discharged in 63 he is listed as 'Active' through 65. Danial James Brown enlisted in the 44th Alabama Regiment Co. B at the start of the war. He was born in January of 1842 in Jackson Mississippi where he ran a plantation with his father. He married Laura Rosanna Booth June 29, 1896. He died in Sevier Co. Arkansas Aug. 21, 1916 and was survived by his wife until her death on July 21, 1935. His Grand Daughter and Great Grandson Live in Glennville CA.]
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Name: James William DeasonRank: Private Company: B
He is my paternal great-great grandfather. He enlisted in March, 1862 in Scottsville, AL; he was wounded at Sharpsburg (Antietam) and furloughed. He was present for General Lee's surrender at Appomattox. His 2 brothers were also enlistees in the CSA. (John Columbus Deason and Hughy Deason)
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Name: John Columbus DeasonRank: Corporal Company: B
He enlisted 2 weeks before his older brother James. He, too, was injured, furloughed, and rejoined the CSA for the Battle at Gettyburg. A story goes that he dropped his rifle at the battle. This was later found by a collector and returned to the Deason family. He, too, was present at Appomattox.
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Name: Simpson W. FrederickRank: 2nd Sergeant Company: B
Listed as PVT March 15 1862, age 36, at Scottsville Al by Col. J. B. Harrison into the 44th Alabama Infantry. Captured on April 19 1863 at Suffolk, VA and apparently paroled or exchanged at Fort Monroe April 30 1863. On May 27 1864, he appears on the hospital Muster Rolls 1st Div. General Hospital Howard Grove, Richmond VA . Tranferred to Lynchbury Va July 10 1864 on Aug 9 1964 at Receiving and Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9 Richamond Va. Transfered to General hospital Howeard's Grove VA Aug 18 and died of wounds on Aug 29 1964.

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Simpson W.Frederick
Company B, 44th Alabama Infantry
1st Sergeant
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Name: James M. HillRank: 1st Lieutenant Company: B
Born 22 April 1830 in Alabama. Died 17 Feb 1869 in Alabama. Enlisted with Company F, 11th Alabama Inf. in Bibb Co. on 11 June 1861. Detailed as an attendant in the Florida Hospital in Richmond Va. beginning in Oct. 1862 reached rank of Commissary Sgt. during this service. Promoted to 1st Lt. in July of 1864 and transfered to Company B, 44th Alabama Inf. in Aug. 1864.
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Name: John H. MitchellRank: Private Company: B
'Scottsville Guards' - 44th Alabama Regiment, Co. B, Bibb County, AL. Enlisted age 18. Died of disease in North Carolina or Virginia? Son of Hiram Mitchell.
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Name: John William NashRank: Private Company: B
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Name: Daniel J. NelsonRank: Private Company: B
b. abt. 1843 in AL, d. 5-Oct-1863
44th AL Inf. Co.
Co. 'B' ('Scottsville Guards', Bibb County)
NELSON, Daniel J. (enlisted, aged 17; mortally wounded, Chickamauga | Boyd)
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Name: James Jackson NelsonRank: Private Company: B
b. 5-May-1836 in AL, d. 23-Jun-1914, Buried Greenpond cemetery, Bibb Co., AL. m. Nancy Defur 29-Sep-1859 in Bibb Co., AL
44th AL Infantry
Co. 'B' ('Scottsville Guards', Bibb County)
NELSON, James J. (enlisted, aged 20; wounded, Fussels Mill || Boyd)
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Name: Levi William NelsonRank: Private Company: B
Levi William Nelson, born 21-Jan-1846 in AL, died 30-May-1932 in Bibb Co., AL, buried in Mt.Carmel cemetery, West Blocton, Alabama. Married Elizabeth 'Betty' F Kellum and had 6 children, then he married Espy Oglesby and had 5 children.
44th AL Infantry
Co. 'B' ('Scottsville Guards', Bibb County)
NELSON, Levi W. (enlisted, aged 16, 18 July 64)
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Name: William H. NelsonRank: Private Company: B
b. abt. 1832 GA, Possible son or brother of James M. Nelson. Enlisted 15-Mar-1862, age 26 Scottsville, Bibb County, AL.

Present at Manassas 1862/08/31 through Fredericksburg 1862/12/13;
Captured Suffolk 1863/04/19;
Captured Gettysburg 1863/07/02;
Absent Captured: to date of roll;
Captured at Suffolk, Apr. 19, 1863 and exchanged Apr. 22, 1863.;
Residence Mars, Alabama;
Record Roll near Richmond, Virginia 1865/01/01;
Muster-in Roll, Camp Instruction, Selma, Alabama 1862/03/15
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Name: William David StevensRank: Private Company: B
Wounded at Second Manassas. Afternoon of 30 AUG,1862. Lost 3 fingers from right hand.
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Name: Allen Kendrick AlbrittonRank: Private Company: C
Enlisted as a Private on 31 March 1862 at Snow Hill, AL at the age of 22. Seriously wounded at Suffolk, VA in April of 1863.
Surrendered on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox, VA.
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Name: Enoch A. AlbrittonRank: Private Company: C
Enlisted as a Private on 29 March 1862 at Snow Hill, AL at the age of 28.
Promoted to 3rd Corporal on 26 October 1862.
Promoted to 1st Corporal on 1 September 1863.
Reduced to ranks on 1 August 1864.
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Name: George Washington AlbrittonRank: Private Company: C
Enlisted as a Private on 30 April 1862 at Snow Hill, AL at the age of 32. Discharged for disability on 25 August 1862 at Falling Creek, VA.
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Name: John Thomas AlbrittonRank: 2nd Sergeant Company: C
Enlisted as a Private on 30 April 1862 at Snow Hill, AL at the age of 29.
Promoted to 5th Sergeant on 1 February 1863.
Promoted to 2nd Sergeant on 1 May 1863.
Seriously wounded at Chickamauga, GA in September 1863.
Surrendered on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox, VA.
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Name: Matthew Ford AlbrittonRank: Private Company: C
Enlisted as a Private on 31 March 1862 at Snow Hill, AL at the age of 27. Wounded at Spotsylvania, VA.
Surrendered on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox, VA.
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Name: William G W AlbrittonRank: Musician Company: C
Enlisted as a Musician on 23 April 1862 at Snow Hill, AL at the age of 15 (with parent's consent). Served as regimental drummer.
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Name: George W. BoltonRank: Private Company: D
Captured in TN 1863 and died in Camp Chase (Columbus, OH).

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Name: Shelby Jacob CoshattRank: Private Company: D
Shelby Jacob Coshatt b. May-1837 AL d. 14-Apr-1910 [or Dec-1929 AL]
Married Mary 'Polly' Ann King 26-Sep-1858 in Shelby Co., AL.
Children: Thomas Franklin, John, Mack, Alice, Lula W., Mattie L. and Leila E Coshatt.
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Shelby Coshatt
1862/03/28 Age 26 enlisted 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry Co. 'D' (Shelby Co.)
1862/05/08 - 1862/05/17 Hospital, Selma, Alabama Rubeola
1862/08/30 - 1862/09/1 Absent, sick: Manassas, VA, - to Sharpsburg, MD
1862/10/21 - 1862/10/22 Hospital Selma, AL Debility from fever
1862/12/13 Absent, furlough: Fredericksburg, VA
1863/04/28 - 1863/05/03 Present: Suffolk, VA
1863/07/02 Absent, sick: Gettysburg, PA
1863/09/19-20 Present: Chickmauga, GA
1863/10/28 - 1863/11/18 Absent, sick: Raccoon Mountain, TN night - Knoxville TN
1863/11/29 - 1864/05/11 Absent, furlough: Knoxville, TN - Spottsylvania C. H. VA
1864/05/24 - 1864/08/16 Absent without leave: Hanover Junction, VA - Fuzzles Mill, VA
1864/09/29 Present:Fort Gilmer, VA
1864/09/30 Fort Harrison, VA
1864/10/07 Darbytown, VA
1864/10/13 Darbytown Road, VA
1864/10/27 Williamsburg Road, VA
1864/12/10 New Market Hill, VA
1864/12/31 Record roll near Richmond, VA
P. O. Lime Kilns, Alabama [Calera]
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Name: Jacob Turner DardenRank: Private Company: D
Jacob Turner Darden b. 29-Sep-1827 Edgecombe Co., NC d. 2-Apr-1873 AL, buried in the Old Shelby Iron Works cemetery in Shelby County, Alabama. Married Matilda A. Merrell before 1850. Children: William Richard, Henry S, Robert S, Eli Hugh, Malissa A and Samuel J Darden. --

Pvt. Co. D, 44th Alabama Infantry Captain William T. King’s Company --
29-Mar-1862 Enlisted in Columbiana, Shelby Co., AL --
24-Jun-1862 Patient at the Peace Institute Hospital, Raleigh, NC --
1-Dec-1862 Certificate of Disability for Discharge due to a Spinal Affection.
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Name: Samuel R. McGaugheyRank: Private Company: D
Enlisted Mar 30 1862. Died May 20 1863 of Ty Pneumonia. My 3rd great grandfather
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Name: James W. DodsonRank: Private Company: E
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Name: John NelsonRank: Private Company: E
My relative was captured at the Battle of the WIlderness. He was sent to Elmira and died. I can get you more info. but I am going to have to find the family book that my aunt recorded this info. on our family members. The only reason I found your site I am planning a Civil War Pilgrimage with my husband. I want to visit the battle grounds where John Nelson fought. I know he fought at Manassas either Sharpsburg or Fredericksburg....gotta find that darn book. Gettsyburg, Battle of the Wildnerness. I know that the 44th went into Chattagoona/Chickamuga too. Not sure of any documentation of him being there though
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Name: Samuel B. OglesberryRank: 1st Corporal Company: E
1860 Jeff., Co, AL Williams
HH# 30 30
Oglesberry,
Samuel 26 M Farm Laborer AL
Elizabeth 23 F AL
Rebecca 1 F AL
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Oglesberry, Samuel
Confederate
Infantry
44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
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44th Alabama Infantry Co. 'E' ('Sallie Ratcliffe Guards', Autauga, Bibb, Covington, Dallas, Jefferson, Macon, Mobile, Montgomery, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, and Tuscaloosa counties)

OGLESBERRY, Sam B., 1st Cpl. (enlisted, aged 45; wounded, Suffolk || Boyd

Married 10-Nov-1854 in Jefferson Co., AL Elizabeth 'Bettie' George b. abt. 1838 daughter of Lewis George (1790-1856).
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Name: Henry B. AveryRank: Private Company: F
Born in Alabama in 1825. Enlisted 28 March 1862 in Centreville. Died in Alabama in 1906.
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Name: Samuel A Delmaster AveryRank: Private Company: F
Born in Alabama in 1838. Enlisted 22 March 1862 in Centreville. Died of pneumonia at the 2nd Alabama Hospital in Richmond, Virginia on 13 February 1863.
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Name: Abert W. CarterRank: Private Company: F
Enlistment Date: 1863/10/07 Age 18, Alabama, Dallas County, Home Town Centerville, Bibb County, Alabamna. Engagements: PR Raccoon Montn Nov 29 63 Knoxville Nov 29 63 Dandidge Jan 17 64 Wilderness May 6 64 Spottsylvania May 8 & 11 64; Hanover Jnctn May 24 64 Mechanicsville Jun 1 64 Cold Harbor Jun 3 64 Burmuda Hundreth Jun 17 64 New Market Hill Aug 14 64 Whites Tavern Aug 16 64 Ft Gilmore Sep 29 64 Ft Harris Sep 30 64 Darbytown Oct 7 64; A.D. Darbytown Oct 13 64 Brother to Allen H Carter, Private 44th Alabama Infantry. My Great Grandfathers brother. Moved to Arkansas after the War. Wish I knew more
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Name: Allen H. CarterRank: Private Company: F
MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN. ENLISTED 1862/03/14 IN BIBB COUNTY ALABAMA AT AGE 31. Engagements: PR 2nd Manassas Aug 30 62; A Sharpsburg Sep 17 62 Suffolk May 3 63; W Gettysburg Jul 2 63; A/F Battle of Chickmauga Sep 19-20 63; A.D. Battle of Raccoon Mntn Oct 28 63 PR Battle Knoxville Nov 29 63 Battle DandidgeTenn Jan 17 64
Engage. con't: Wilderness May 6 64 Spotsylvania May 8 64 Btl of May 11 64 Hanover Jnctn May 24 64 Mechanicsville Jun 11 64 Cold Harbor Jun 3 64 Burmuda Hundreth Jun 17 64 New Market Hill Aug 14 64; A. Whites Tavern Aug 16 64 Ft Gilmore Sep 30 64 Darbytown Va Oct 7&13 64
DIED 1905, BURIED WITH ONLY A CSA HEADSTONE AT ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, CENTREVILLE, BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA. GREAT GRANDFATHER WISH I KNEW MORE.
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Name: Andrew Jackson FondrenRank: Private Company: F
This is my gg grandfather.

Entered the Civil War as part of the 44th Alabama Infantry, Company F. The historical record roll, Company F, 44th Alabama Regiment shows him wounded at the second battle of Manassas, August 30, 1862. He was absent, wounded, through Sharpsburg and absent detailed, for the rest of the period of the war. The detailed service is indicated as provost guard duty during that period.

Known as A.J. or 'Jack'. Dismissed at Darby Town, Virginia 12/31/1864. Returned to North Perry County/South Bibb County. Married at the New Year 1866 and farmed near the LeVert farm near Payne Chapel Church and the Cahaba River. Fifteen children. When typhoid fever swept Perry County in 1890, he was one of the victims. Buried at the Woolley Cemetery on the Bibb County line at the gas line off Hwy 5.
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Last Name: Fondren
Date of Birth:
Birth Information:
Date of Death:
Death Information:
Discharge Date:
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Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 44th Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: F
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec: Yes
Authority: Alabama Pension No. 39743, Perry County.
First Name: A MI: J
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Enlistment Date:
Enlistment Information: Private.
Engagements:
Engage. con't:
Remarks: Name of pensioner: Nancy M. Fondren widow of A. J. Fondren. Witnesses: H. G. Snead & N. H. Thompson.
Remarks con't:
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SOURCE: http://archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=63534
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Alabama Civil War Service Database
Last Name: Fondren
Date of Birth:
Birth Information: USA, Alabama.
Date of Death:
Death Information:
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 44th Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: F
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec:
Authority: Record roll near Darbytown, Virginia 1864/12/31.
First Name: Andrew MI: J
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farmer
Enlistment Date: 1862/03/28
Enlistment Information: Age 21, Alabama, Bibb County, Private.
Engagements: Wounded at: 2nd Manassas 1862/08/30;Absent Wounded: Sharpsburg 1862/09/17;Absent Detailed: Suffolk, Gettysburg, Chickamuga both days, Raccoon Mountain, Knoxville, Dandridge, Wilderness, Spottsylvania both days, Hanover Junction, Mechanicsville,
Engage. con't: Cold Harbor, Burmuda Hundreds, New Market Hill, Whites Tavern, Fort Gilmore, Fort Harris, Darby Town 2 days.
Remarks: Residence Centerville. On Division provost guard.
Remarks con't:
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SOURCE: http://archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=63535


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Name: Charles Jefferson StewartRank: Sergeant Company: F
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Name: James Bailey CostRank: Private Company: H
Bailey Cost enlisted May 7, 1862. He was captured August 14, 1864 at Bermuda Hundred , VA and was sent to Point Lookout prison camp until he was exchanged March 15, 1865
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Name: James PickettRank: Private Company: H
Enlisted: March 10, 1863 at Shelby Co., AL, by T. L. Morrow
Where Captured: North Anna, VA
When captured: May 23 1864
Prisoner of War at Point Lookout, Md.
Date of arrival from Port Royal, Va.: May 30, 1864.
Register of Deaths: Prisoner's Hospital Barracks #3, Elmira, N. Y.
Where captured: Gaines Farms; When captured: June 3, 1864
Died: September 2, 1864 - Chronic Diarrhoea
Buried: Woodland National Cemetery, Elmira, N. Y. - Grave #86
Died while in military prison.

The Forty-fourth regiment was organized at Selma in May 1862.

The 1st of July found it in Richmond, brigaded with one
Mississippi and two North Carolina regiments under Gen. A. R.
Wright. In 1862 the Fourth Alabama was added, and in January,
1864, upon reorganization, the North Carolina commands were
replaced by the Fifteenth, Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth
Alabama, under General Law, who remained in command until
January, 1865, when Colonel Perry was made the brigade
commander.

Camp diseases played havoc with the regiment, and with greatly
thinned ranks it went into its first battle at Second Bull Run,
August 30, 1862, and lost two of its captains, T. C. Daniel and
William T. King. It took part at Harper's Ferry,September 15th
Sharpsburg, September 17th, where it suffered severely, losing
nearly two-thirds of its effective force; Fredericksburg,
December 13th, and Suffolk, December 28th; and, transferred to
Law's brigade, it wintered on the Rappahannock.

In the Suffolk, Va., campaign, companies A and B were captured
at Hill's Point, April 18, 1864. At the battle of Gettysburg
the regiment captured the first guns taken by the Confederates.

It was sent with Longstreet's corps to the army of the West in
time to take a prominent part in the battle of Chickamauga,
September 19th and 20th where again its loss was heavy. It
fought at Lookout creek, October 28th, and at Knoxville,
November 17th; again at Dandridge, January 16 and 17 1864.

The regiment was sent back to Virginia in time for the battle
of the Wilderness, May 5th and 6th; and was at Spottsylvania,
May 7th to 12th, where its casualties were great; also at
Hanover Junction, Second Cold Harbor, June 1st to 12th; and
Bermuda Hundreds, June 2d to 10th.

It was in the trenches around Petersburg until the final scene
at Appomattox.

Capts. T. C. Daniel and William T. King were killed at Second
Bull Run; Capts. D. A. Bozeman and John H. Neilson, at
Spottsylvania; Capt. Joab Goodson died in the service, as did
Capt. Patrick P. Riddle.

Capts. John M. Teague and William T. Dunkllin were killed at
Gettysburg; Capt. John D. Adrian was wounded at the Wilderness
and killed at Chaffin's Bluff; Capts. Wm. N. Greene and Joseph
T. Johnston were wounded at Chickamauga.

The field officers were Cols. Charles A. Derby, killed at
Sharpsburg; William F. Perry, who was made a brigadier, and
John A. Jones; Lieut.-Col. George W. Cary, wounded near
Richmond, and Maj. A. W. Denmark.

Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 192


Gettysburg after battle report:

Report of Col. William F. Perry, Forty-fourth Alabama Infantry.

Near Fredericksburg, Va.,
August 8, 1863.
Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part
taken by the regiment under my command in the battle of Gettysburg,
Pa., on July 2:

It occupied the place of the second battalion in the line formed by
the brigade on the heights, which ran parallel with and fronting
the enemy's position. Having advanced with the brigade down the
long slope and through the intervening meadow, it was detached from
its place in the line, by order of Gen. Law, and by a flank movement
was brought to the extreme left of the brigade.

When at a short distance from the stone fence near the base of the
mountain, Gen. Law informed me that he expected my regiment
to take a battery which had been playing on our line from the moment
the advance began. This battery was situated, not on the
mountain itself, but on a rugged cliff which formed the abrupt termination
of a ridge that proceeded from the mountain, and ran in a
direction somewhat parallel with it, leaving a valley destitute of
trees and filled with immense boulders between them. This valley,
not more than 300 paces in breadth, and the cliff on which their artillery
was stationed, were occupied by two regiments of the enemy's
infantry.

The direction of the regiment after crossing the stone fence was
such that a march to the front would have carried it to the right of
the enemy's position. It was, therefore, wheeled to the left, so as to
confront that position, its left opposite the battery, and its right
extending toward the base of the mountain. This movement was
executed under fire, and within 200 yards of the enemy. The forward
movement was immediately ordered, and was responded to with an
alacrity and courage seldom, if ever, excelled on the battle-field. As
the men emerged from the forest into the valley before mentioned,
they received a deadly volley at short range, which in a few seconds
killed or disabled one-fourth their number. Halting without an
order from me, and availing themselves of the shelter which the
rocks afforded, they returned the fire. Such was their extreme
exhaustion--having marched without interruption 24 miles to reach
the battle-field, and advanced at a double-quick step fully a mile to
engage the enemy--that I hesitated for an instant to order them immediately
forward. Perceiving very soon, however, that the enemy
were giving way, I rushed forward, shouting to them to advance.
It was with the greatest difficulty that I could make myself heard
or understood above the din of battle. The order was, however,
extended along the line, and was promptly obeyed. The men sprang
forward over the rocks, swept the position, and took possession of
the heights, capturing 40 or 50 prisoners around the battery and
among the cliffs.

Meanwhile the enemy had put a battery in position on a terrace of
the mountain to our right, which opened upon us an enfilading fire of
grape and spherical case shot. A sharp fire of small-arms was also
opened from the same direction. This was not destructive, however,
owing to the protection afforded by the rocks. Soon the enemy appeared
moving down upon our front in heavy force. At this critical
moment, Gen. Benning's brigade of Georgians advanced gallantly
into action. His extreme right, lapping upon my left, swarmed over
the cliffs and mingled with my men. It was now past 5 p. m. The
conflict continued to rage with great fury until dark. Again and
again the enemy in great force attempted to dislodge us from the position
and retake the battery, in each case with signal failure and
heavy loss.

Lieut.-Col. [John A.] Jones, Maj. [George W.] Cary,
and Lieut. [W. P.] Becker, acting adjutant, behaved with great
coolness and courage. I abstain from mentioning by name others
who deserve special commendation, because the list would be so long
as to confer little distinction on any single individual, and because
injustice might be done to others, whose good conduct escaped my
observation.

The regiment lost: Killed, 24; wounded, 66; missing, 4.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM F. PERRY,
Col., Comdg.

Henry S. Figures,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-Gen., Law's Brigade.

Source: Official Records: Series I. Vol. 27. Part II. Reports. Serial No. 44



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