Butler County Officers
Army of the Confederate States of America
Special Designated Units
Butler Rifles - Capt. C. W.
Watkins' Co., AL Inf.
Butler True Blues - Co. K, 17th AL Inf.
Butler Volunteers - Independent Co., AL Inf.
Greenville Guards - Co. F, 8th AL Inf.
Jeff Davis Rangers - Co. G, 9th AL Inf
Tom Watts Rifles - Co. F, 18 AL Inf.
First Alabama Battalion of Artillery
Recruited at Mobile, Montgomery, Selma, and Eufaula, as part of the "Army of Alabama," and was organized about the first of 1861, at Fort Morgan.
Engagements: Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, Fort Powell
During the terrific bombardment of Fort Morgan, the battalion, "moved by no weak fears," handled the guns till they were all knocked out of position, losing 150 killed and wounded of about 500 engaged. The men were taken to Elmira, N. Y., where fully half died of smallpox; and the officers to Fort Warren.
There are no known Field Officers from Butler County; however, a number of enlisted men were among those who were captured and taken to Elmira Prison Camp, NY. Among those were:
Stinson, Leander, PVT, captured, died at Elmira, NY, due to discentary
Stinson, John A. Cooper, PVT, captured, released from Elmira, NY
Jeff Davis Artillery
- Organized in May 1861, at Selma, composed of men from Butler, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo, and Perry counties.
- Engagements include: Manassas, Seven Pines, 1st Cold Harbor, Boonsboro, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Orange Court House, the Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania
- When they surrendered, the unit had only 1 officer and 26 men.
- Yeldell, Robert, LT, resigned
7th Ala. Inf.
- organized at Pensacola, 18 May 1861, with 8 infantry and 2 mounted companies. It was composed of companies that had rendezvoused at that place from the counties of Autauga, Barbour, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Dallas, Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Montgomery, Pike, and Wilcox.
- Engagements include: Chattanooga, Bowling Green, Corinth, Shiloh
- The mounted companies then became part of the 3rd Alabama Cavalry, and the majority of the remaining men and officers joined other organizations.
- McCALL, William T., CPT
8th Alabama Infantry Regiment
- The 8th Alabama Infantry Regiment was the first Alabama command that enlisted "for the war." It was organized by the War Department at Richmond on 10 June 1861, with men recruited from Butler, Coosa, Dallas, Mobile, and Perry counties.
- Engagements include: Wynn's Mill, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill (47% casualty), Frazier's Farm, 2nd Battle of Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Salem Church (captured 1500 USA troops), Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, 2nd Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Deep Bottom, Appomattox
- At Appomattox, the remnant denied the first rumors of surrender and indignantly tore their battle-flag into shreds to retain as mementos. Of 1377 men on its roll, the 8th lost 300 killed or mortally wounded, over 170 died of disease, and 236 were discharged or transferred; 16 officers and 153 men surrendered.
- Herbert, Hillary Abner, CPT, Co. F, wounded, Seven Pines, and captured; promoted to MAJ 5 May 62; wounded, Sharpsburg, The Wilderness; promoted to COL
- Hill, E. Y., CPT, killed at Gaines' Mill
- Hill, Thomas, CPT, resigned
- Livingston, Lewis A., CPT, Co. F, wounded at Gettysburg, and died in the hands of the enemy
- Patton, Mathew, CPT
- Stott, Ira W., CPT, Co. F, retired 19 Oct 64
- Hatch, George, CPT, Co. F
9th Alabama Infantry Regiment
- Organized at Richmond, Virginia, the latter part of May 1861, and contained men from Butler, Calhoun, Greene, Jackson, Lauderdale, Limestone, Marshall, Mobile, Morgan, and Sumter counties.
- Engagements include: Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines' Mill, Frazier's Farm, 2nd Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Salem Church, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Appomattox, 2nd Cold Harbor, Petersburg.
- A remnant of the 9th surrendered at Appomattox, 6 officers and 70 men, the brigade having been in the command of Gen'l W. H. Forney of Calhoun for some months. Of 1138 men on its rolls, about 200 fell in battle, over 175 died of disease, and 208 were discharged or transferred.
- Hill, Edward Young, CPT, Co. K, killed at Gaines' Mill
- Mills, Thomas H., CPT, Co. K, resigned, 3 Sept 63
- Patton, Mathew, CPT, Co. K
13th Alabama Infantry Regiment
- Organized at Montgomery, 19 July 1861, with men from Butler, Coosa, Elmore, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Wilcox counties.
- Engagements include: Yorktown, Seven Pines, Richmond, Boonsboro, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (over 50% casualties), The Wilderness, Appomattox.
- Under Col. James Aiken, the remnant of 6 officers and 85 men surrendered at Appomattox. Of the 1245 men on the rolls, about 150 were killed in battle, or died of wounds; 275 died of disease; 64 were transferred; and 202 were discharged.
- Broughton, L. P. , ADT, killed in The Wilderness
- Cook, R. N., CPT, killed at second Cold Harbor
- Glasgow, John, CPT, resigned
17th Ala. Inf.
- Bolling, John, CPT, catpured at Nashville
- Burnett, Thomas J., MAJ, wounded at Atlanta
- Dean, J., CPT, resigned
- Moreland, James S., CPT, captured at Resaca
- Perryman, W. D., CPT, resigned
18th Alabama Infantry Regiment
- Organized at Auburn, 4 Sept 1861, with men recruited from Butler, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Jefferson, Pike, Shelby, and Tuscaloosa counties.
- Engagements include: Corinth, Shiloh, Blackland, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Dalton-Atlanta Campaign, Jonesboro, Franklin, Spanish Fort.
- It surrendered at Meridian, MS, 4 May 1865, with the military department. The army numbered 858 men in January 1861; it lost 20 k and 80 w at Shiloh, and 56% of the 527 engaged at Chickamauga. It had 209 casualties in Chattanooga and was reduced to 275 effectives in November 1864.
- Armstrong, H. Clay, CPT, resigned 20 Sep 1862
- Greene, Aug. C., CPT, wounded at Jonesboro
Co. "F" Tom Watts Rifles (Butler County): H. Clay Armstrong (resigned, 20 Sept 1862); Aug. C. Greene (wounded, Jonesboro)
22nd Alabama Infantry Regiment
- First organized at Montgomery on 6 October 1861, and was encamped at Mobile during that winter. Men were recruited from Calhoun, Cherokee, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, and Walker counties.
- Engagements include: Shiloh, Mumfordsville, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Dalton-Atlanta Campaign, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville, Kinston, Bentonville.
- Surrendered at Greenesboro, NC, on 26 April 1865.
- Rouse, N. B., LT COL
33rd Ala. Inf.
- Organized at Pensacola, FL, on 23 April 1862, with men recruited from Butler, Coffee, Covington, Dale, and Montgomery counties.
- Engagements include: Shiloh, Corinth, Munfordsville, Perryville, Murfeesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Dalton-Atlanta Campaign, Ringgold Gap, Kennesaw Mountain, Ezra Church, New Hope Church, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville.
- Transferred to North Carolina, the Thirty-third took part in the operations there, and a remnant was there surrendered.
- Adams, Samuel, COL, wounded at Perryville, killed at Kennesa
- Barganier, John F., 1st LT, promoted to CPT, resigned
- Dodson, William E., CPT, killed at Kennesa
- Dunklin, James H, CPT, promoted to MAJ, wounded at Chicamauga, promoted to LT COL
- Gamble, John, CPT; wound at New Hope and Columbus
- Linthicum, Charles S., CPT
- Pou, Thomas G., CPT, resigned
- Sims, William S., 2nd LT, promoted to CPT, killed at Chicamauga
- Milner, E. C, 1st LT, Co. D
- Wilson, Murphy, 2nd LT, Co. D
- Nix, Edward, 4th CORP, Co. C, killed in train wreck, Cleveland, TN, 11/04/62
- Powell, Robert C., 1st CORP, Co. C
- Powell, J. W., 2nd CORP, Do. D
- Black, Robert L., 4th CORP, Co. D
- Sheppard, J. C., 4th SGT, Co. D
- Vickery, J. D., 3rd CORP, Co. D
- Morrow, J. W., 5th SGT, Co. D
- Black, James W., 2nd DGT, Co. H
- Smith, Willie J., 4th SGT, Co. H, wounded in train wreck, Cleveland, TN, 11/04/62,
- Smith, Ambrose S., 3rd CORP, Co. H
- Smith, John H., 5th SGT, Co. H
- Smith, Jasper H., 4th SGT, Co. H
- McCormack, Samuel K., 2nd CORP, Co. H
50th Ala. Inf.
- Manly, R. F. ,. CPT, wounded at Drewry's, wounded and captured at Hatcher's Run
56th Ala. Inf.
- Riley, F. D. N., CPT, 56th ALA INF
58th Ala. Inf.
- Holland, Gideon, CPT, 58th ALA INF, killed at Spanish Fort
59th Alabama Infantry Regiment
- organized at Montgomery, 25 June 1862
- Engagements include: Cumberland Gap, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Dandridge, Bean's Station, Drewry's Bluff, Petersburg, Hatcher's Run, White Oaks Road, Appomattox
- As part of Gordon's Corps, Bushrod Johnston's Division, the regiment was engaged at Appomattox and there surrendered.
- Harrell, Louis, CPT, Co. H, resigned, July 63
- Rutledge, H. H., CPT, Co. H, killed at Drewry's Bluff
- Daniel, Zachary, CPT, killed at Hatcher's Run
- Glasco, James R., CPT, Co. I, resigned, 4 Aug 63
- Manly, R. Fuller, CPT, Co. 1, wounded at Drewry's Bluff and Hatcher's Run, captured at Hatcher's Run
60st Alabama Infantry Regiment
- Formed by consolidating four companies of the First Battalion of Hilliard's Legion with six companies of the Third Battalion, and Organized at Charleston, Tennessee, 25 November 1863
- Engagements include: Chickamauga, Drewry's Bluff, Petersburg, White Oak Road, Hatcher's Run, Appomattox
- At Appomattox, the regiment had capturted a Union battery when word of the surrender came to them. Their number at that time was 14 officers and 170 men.
- Ridgeway, M. A., CPT, Co. H, resigned, 22 June 63
- Tarbutton, J. M., CPT, Co. H, wounded, retired, 24 Oct 64
- Tarbutton, George A.m CPT, Co. H, wounded at White Oak Road
61st Alabama Infantry Regiment (also Known 59th Alabama Infantry Regiment)
- Organized at Pollard in September, 1863. A number of the men, from Barbour, Chambers, Coffee, Henry, and Macon counties.
- Engagements include: The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, 2nd Cold Harbor, Snicker's Gap, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Petersburg, Hare's Hill
- On the retreat to Appomattox, the 61st fought much of the time and surrendered there with 27 men under Capt. August B. Fannin.
- Barganier, John F., CPT, Co. D, retired, 26 Aug 64
- Porter, William J., CPT, Co. D, captured at Spotsylvania, and died as prisoner
1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment
Organized at Montgomery on 12 November, 1861, with companies recruited from Autauga, Butler, Calhoun, Dale, Mobile, Montgomery, Monroe, Morgan, Pike, and Tallapoosa counties.
Battles include: Battle of Shiloh, Boonville, Blackland, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Duck River, Chickamauga, Clinton, Knoxville, Mossy Creek, Sequatchee Raid, Dandridge, Dalton-Atlanta Campaign, Decatur, Waynesboro, Fiddler's Pond, Averysboro and Bentonville.
surrendered as part of Hagan's Brigade, Allen's Division, at Salisbury, NC, about 150 strong, on 26 April 1865, having participated in more engagements of one kind or another than any other unit in either army.
Butler and Monroe Counties:
- Abney, Orlando H., CPT, resigned
- Hightower, Jas., CPT, resigned
- Elmore, V. M., CPT, Promoted Kavanaugh, Bolling
Pike and Butler:
- Colvin, Charles H., CPT., Co. I, resigned 8 Dec 62
- Allen, Sydney E., CPT, killed at Murfreesboro
- Allen, Robert, CPT, Co. I, wounded; promoted, Capt., Co. G, Co. B; Co. I [formerly and subsequently, Co. "B", 12th AL Cavalry Battalion]
2nd Alabama Cavalry Regiment
- organized at Montgomery on 1 May 1862.
- Battles include: Mud Creek, Okolona, Dalton-Atlanta Campaign
- The regiment tracked Sherman to Greensboro, NC, then escorted President Jefferson Davis to Georgia. At Forsyth, in that state, the regiment surrendered its arms, about 450 men.
- Carter, Richard W., CPT, promoted to MAJ.
- Allen, Joseph, CPT
56th Alabama Cavalry, Partisan Rangers
- Organized in the summer of 1863
- Battles included: Dalton-Atlanta campaign, Savannah, Augusta
- Surrendered at Greensboro, 26 April 1865, about 150 strong.
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