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3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry

3rd Infantry Regiment was organized by Colonel J.M. Withers in April, 1861, at Montgomery, Alabama. Men of this unit were recruited in the cities of Mobile and Montgomery, and the counties of Man, Lowndes, Coosa, and Autuaga. The first Alabama command sent to Virginia, it was mustered into Confederate service at Lynchburg and totalled 1,000 men. It served in the Department of Norfolk, then was assigned to Rodes', O'Neal's, and Battle's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The unit fought in many battles from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and was active in the campaign that ended at Appomattox. It lost 38 killed and 122 wounded at Seven Pines and sustained fifty-seven percent casualties of the 345 engaged at Malvern Hill. The regiment reported 138 casualties at Chancellorsville, 91 at Gettysburg, and 5 at Mine Run. In April, 1865, it surrendered with 9 officers and 93 men. The field officers were Colonels Cullen A. Battle, Chares Forsyth, Tennent Lomox, and Jones M. Withers; Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Sands; and Major Richard H. Powell.
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