Alabama 43rd Infanry Regiment



    The Alabama 43rd Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, and immediately moved to Tennessee. The men were recruited in the counties of Marengo, Greene, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Jefferson, and Mobile. It served for a time under the command of General Leadbetter, then transferred to Gracie's Birgade. The regiment spent the winter of 1862-1863 at Cumberland Gap, fought at Chickamauga , and after the Knoxville Campaign served in Virginia. It continuted the fight at Drewry's Bluff and in the Petersburg siege north of the James River. During the last month of the war it was placed in Moody's Brigade and was active in various conflicts around Appomattox . At Cumberland Gap the unit had about 600 effectives, reported 16 killed and 83 wounded at Chickamauga, lost many at Sayler's Creek , and surrendered with 15 officers and 113 men.


    Colonels Archibald Gracie, Jr. and Young M. Moody; Lieutenant Colonel John J. Jolly; and Majors T.M. Barbour, Robert D. Hart, and William J. Mims.



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