Alabama 62nd Infantry Regiment


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Alabama 62nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile in March, 1865, having changed designation from the 1st Regiment of Reserves, and using Lockhart's Battalion as a nucleus (Lockhart's Battalion was organized in Selma, January 1864.) The new regiment was first stationed at Fort Gaines and was in the bombardment of that place, losing several killed and wounded, and the remainder captured. Prisoners were taken to New Orleans and to Ship Island. They were exchanged in Mobile Bay, 4 Jan 1865 and placed in the garrison of Spanish Fort as part of Thomas' Brigade (along with the 63rd Alabama). They then withstood the siege there for six days with some loss until relieved by Holtzclaw's Brigade. The regiment continued to serve throughout the siege and following bombardment of Fort Blakeley, losing a number killed and wounded, until it was captured in the final assault. Taken to Ship Island, the men were exchanged in time to be surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, 4 May 1865. The regiment was composed wholly of young men, and they were complimented in special orders by Gen'l St. John Lidell for their conduct at Spanish Fort.

OFFICERS:

Colonels Daniel Huger of Mobile.

Lieut. Colonels James L. Davidson of Bibb; till re-organized. Brount Yniestre; captured at Blakeley.

Majors B. Yniestre of Mobile; promoted. J. W. Pitts of Shelby; captured at Blakeley.

Adjutants T. G. Bush of Pickens; captured at Blakeley.

ASSIGNMENTS:

BATTLES:

ROSTERS:

Greene -- Wm. H. King.

Perry and Dallas -- George D. Shortridge, Jr; captured at Blakeley.

St. Clair and Randolph -- Joseph Thornton; captured at Blakeley.

Talladega -- William Donahoe.

Dallas and Perry -- Jos. J. Alston; captured at Blakeley.

Calhoun and Talladega -- Junius L. Walthall.

Shelby and Talladega -- J. W. Pitts; promoted. Wailes Wallace; captured at Blakeley.

Perry -- James A. McCaw; wounded at Cheha.

Calhoun, St. Clair, Randolph -- Henry Foy.

Bibb -- Wm. C. Ward; wounded at Spanish Fort; captured at Blakeley

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