CONFEDERATE ALABAMA TROOPS
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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