Alabama 2nd Infantry Regiment Volunteer Militia

The Alabama 2nd Infantry Regiment Volunteer Militia[also called 62nd Infantry Regiment Volunteer Militia] was organized in July, 1864, at Montgomery, Alabama. Many of the enlisted men were between the ages of sixteen and eighteen and were from the southernmost counties of the state. It served at Mobile assigned to General Liddell's, then B.M. Thomas' Brigade, District of the Gulf. The unit suffered severe losses in the battles of Fort Gaines , Spanish Fort , and Fort Blakely . With less than 100 men, it surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.


Colonels -- Oland S. (Olin F.) Rice; till re-organized. Junius A. Law of Macon; captured at Blakeley.
Lieut. Colonels -- Junius A. Law; promoted. John H. Echols of Macon; captured at Blakeley.
Majors -- John H. Echols; promoted. I. W. Suttle of Coosa; captured at Spanish Fort.
Adjutants -- David Johnston of Macon, (acting); captured at Blakeley.
The following were captains in the regiment:
James Armstrong, W. C. Zimmerman, Charles W. Martin, Alto V. Lee, Spottswood Garland, all captured at Blakeley; and I. W. Suttle, promoted, succeeded by ... Johnson, killed at Spanish Fort.


The composite rosters of this regiment contains 539 men and the rosters of the 62nd Infantry Regiment contains 1994 men. Further research is required to determine if the rosters reflect an additional 1,300 men joining at a later date.


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