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37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

37th Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama, during the spring of 1862. Its members were recruited in the counties of Tallapoosa, Pike, Henry, Macon, Barbour, Chambers, and Russell. Ordered to Mississippi the unit fought at Iuka and lost heavily at Corinth. Later it was assigned to General J.C Moore's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was active at Chickasaw Bayou, Port Gibson, and Champion's Hill. Only July 4, 1863, it was captured at Vicksburg. After being released, the 37th was attached to J.C. Moore's, A. Baker's, Gibson's, and Brantley's Brigade. It was engaged at Chattanooga, Resaca, Noonday Creek, Kennesaw Mountain, and in the battles around Atlanta. During the winter of 1864-1865 it was on garrison duty at Spanish Fort, then returned to the Army of Tennessee in North Carolina. The regiment reported 73 casualties at Chattanooga and totalled 407 men and 359 arms in December, 1863. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 7 to June 2, it lost 15 killed, 86 wounded, and 8 missing. About 75 officers and men surrendered in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonel James F. Dowdell, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander A. Greene, and Majors John P.W. Amerine and William F. Slaton.
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