The Alabama 4th Reserve Regiment [also called 65th Regiment] was organized at Mobile, Alabama, during the fall of 1864 by consolidating the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Alabama Reserve Battalions. The men, between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, were from Mobile and the counties of Conecuh, Macon, Coosa, and Dale. It was assigned to the District of the Gulf and became part of the garrison at Mobile. In December the regiment moved to East Mississippi but after a few weeks was ordered to Montgomery. With a force of about 300 effectives it saw action at Girard where several were killed or wounded, but most were captured. Its few remaining members were included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
Colonel William M. Stone, Lieutenant Colonel E.M. Underhill, and Major S.F. Strickland.