CONFEDERATE ALABAMA TROOPS
10th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
10th Infantry Regiment was formed in June, 1861, at Montgomery, Alabama, and moved
to Virginia a month later. The men were raised in the counties of Saint Clair, Jefferson, Shelby,
De Kalb, Calhoun, and Talladega. It fought under J.E.B. Stuart at Dranesville, then was assigned to General
Wilcox's, Perrin's, Sanders', and W.H. Forney's Brigade. The 10th was prominent in many
battles of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, then was active in the Petersburg siege south of the James
River and the Appomattox
Campaign. It lost 15 killed, 45 wounded, and 6 missing at Dranesville, and mustered a force of
550 men in April, 1862. The regiment sustained 129 casualties at Gaines' Mill and 83 at Frayser's Farm, and
there were 10 killed and 53 wounded during the Maryland Campaign. Of the 311 engaged in the
Battle of Gettysburg, thirty-four
percent were killed, wounded, or missing. About 30 were disabled at High Bridge, and 11 officers and 214 men
were present at the surrender. The field officers were Colonels John H. Forney, William H.
Forney, and John J. Woodward; Lieutenant Colonels John H. Caldwell, Arthur S. Cunningham,
James B. Martin, James E. Shelley, and William T. Smith; and Majors Taul Bradford, Lewis W.
Johnson, and James D. Truss.
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