Alabama 35th Infantry Regiment


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The 35th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Lagrange, 12 March 1862, with about 750 men recruited from Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Madison counties. Ordered to Corinth, it was there brigaded under Gen'l John C. Breckinridge. It followed that officer to Louisiana and took part in the attack on Baton Rouge, losing 4 k and 21 w. It was part of the force with which Gen'l Earl Van Dorn assaulted Corinth; casualties were heavy. Placed under Gen'l James Buford, the regiment was under fire at the first bombardment of Port Hudson. It passed some time in that vicinity, and in May 1863, the regiment was engaged at Baker's Creek with light loss. Escaping the perils of Vicksburg by following Gen'l William W. Loring out of the battle, the 35th was soon after sent to the Army of Tennessee; but in February 1864 went back to Mississippi to confront Union Gen'l William T. Sherman's advance. The regiment was now in the brigade of Gen'l T. B. Scott of Louisiana, consisting of the 27th, 49th, 55th, and 57th Alabama, and 12th Louisiana. Rejoining the Army of Tennessee, the 35th was part of the resolute column that stood in front of Sherman's army during the struggles in north Georgia and Atlanta. During that time, it lost 65 k and w on 22 July at Atlanta, and 27 k and w on the 28th. The regiment moved into Tennessee with Gen'l John Bell Hood and was in the advance in the attack on the outpost at Decatur, where it lost 35 k and w. At the Battle of Franklin, the 35th lost 150 k and w, one half of its effective force. The loss at Nashville was light, and the remnant of the regiment proceeded eastward to renew their struggle in the Carolinas. The 35th, 55 officers and men, was surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.

FIELD OFFICERS:

    Robertson, James W. - Colonel. from Franklin County. resigned
    Goodwin, Edward - Lt. Colonel, Colonel from Franklin County. Died in service
    Ives, Samuel S. - Major, Lt. Colonel, Colonel from Lauderdale County. Wounded at battle of Franklin, TN.
    Ashford, Alva E. - Major, Lt. Colonel from Lawrence County
    Hunt, William H. - Major from Franklin County. Transferred
    Dickson, John S. - Major from Madison County. KIA at battle of Franklin, TN.

ASSIGNMENTS:

    Gen. John C. Breckenridge's brigade
    Army of Tennessee

BATTLES:

    Corinth, MS
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Port Hudson, MS
    Baker's Creek, MS
    The Atlanta Campaign
    Decatur, TN
    Franklin, TN
    Nashville, TN
    The Carolinas Campaign
    Bentonville, NC

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