CONFEDERATE ALABAMA TROOPS
31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry
31st Infantry Regiment was organized at Talladega, Alabama, in April, 1862, and soon
moved to Tennessee. It recruited its men in the counties of Cherokee, Shelby, Talladega,
Randolph, Montgomery, and Calhoun. The regiment took part in the fight at Cumberland Gap
and Tazewell but was not engaged when it moved into Kentucky. Ordered to Mississippi and
assigned to General Tracy's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, it fought at
Chickasaw Bayou, Port Gibson, and Champion's Hill, then was captured after
the long siege of Vicksburg.
Exchanged and reorganized, the unit was brigaded under General Pettus and participated in many
battles of the Army of Tennessee from Chattanooga to Bentonville. It was organized with over
1,000 men, had 260 effectives in January, 1863, and lost 21 killed and 37 wounded at Vicksburg.
The unit reported 23 casualties at Chattanooga and in December, 1863, there were 452 present
with 323 arms. Only 180 were fit for duty in January, 1865, and less than 100 surrendered in
April. The 31st was commanded by Colonel Daniel R. Hundley, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas M.
Arrington, and Major George W. Mattison.
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