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30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

30th Infantry Regiment was organized at Talladega, Alabama, in April, 1862. The men were raised in the counties of Shelby, Saint Clair, Calhoun, Talladega, Jefferson, Franklin, Clay, Randolph, and Coosa. Ordered to Chattanooga, then further into East Tennessee, it was active at Cumberland Gap. The regiment went on to Kentucky and in December to Mississippi. Here it was assigned to General Tracy's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The 30th fought at Port Gibson, lost 229 officers and men at Champion's Hill, and was captured when Vicksburg fell. After being exchanged and assigned to Pettus' Brigade, it participated in various conflicts from Chattanooga and Bentonville. During January, 1863, this unit had 400 effectives, reported 21 casualties at Chattanooga, and in December, 1863, there were 506 present with 347 arms. In January, 1865, about 250 were fit for dury and 75 surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonel Charles M. Shelley; Lieutenant Colonels Taul Bradford, James R. Elliot, John C. Francis, Thomas H. Patterson, and William C. Patterson; and Majors William H. Burr and John B. Smith.
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