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16th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Wesley G GrigsbyRank: Private Company: C

Wesley G Grigsby served as a hospital steward. He was captured and imprisoned at Camp Chase. He was released after the war and returned to Lauderdale Co., AL where he died 1/10/1911. 16th Alabama Infantry Regiment The 16th Alabama Infantry regiment was assembled at Courtland, AL, on 6 August, 1861, and it contained men from Russell, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Franklin, Cherokee, and Marion counties. The unit was ordered to Knoxville, TN, then KY where it fought at Fishing Creek (lost 64 men) under General Felix Zollicoffer. Later it was assigned to General Sterling Wood's (with the 33rd AL, 44th TN, and 32nd and 33rd MS regiments), Mark Lowrey's (same regiments, with the 45th AL was added), and Charles Shelley's brigades. After taking part in the battles of Shiloh (lost 162 men) and Perryville (held in reserve, not actively engaged), the 16th participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta (losses were 200 in the campaign), moved with Hood to TN, then saw action in NC. In September, 1861, the regiment totaled 867 effectives. It sustained 168 casualties at Murfreesboro, and lost fifty-nine percent of the 414 engaged at Chickamauga. During December, 1863, there were 302 present for duty and 202 arms. It lost 150 killed and wounded at Jonesboro and half its remaining force were disabled at Franklin and Nashville, including all officers. On 26 April 1865, about 50 officers and men surrendered, their unit having been consolidated with the 1st and 45th AL regiments.

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