CONFEDERATE ALABAMA TROOPS
38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
38th Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, in May, 1862, and remained
there until February, 1863. Men of this command were raised in the counties of Clarke,
Washington, Conecuh, Mobile, Wilcox, and Fayette. It was assigned to Clayton's, then
Holtzclaw's Brigade, and took an active part in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Nashville. Transferred to the Department of
Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, it suffered many hardships defending Spanish Fort. The regiment lost thirty-seven
percent of the 490 engaged at Chickamauga, reported 214 casualties at Chattanooga, and totalled 272 men and 71
arms in December, 1863. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 7-27, it lost 12
killed, 88 wounded, and 24 missing, had 236 fit for duty in November, 1864, and surrendered
about 80 on May 4, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Charles T. Ketchum and A.R.
Lankford, Lieutenant Colonel W.J. Hearin, and Major Origen S. Jewett.
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