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47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

47th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Loachapoka, Alabama, in May, 1862, and moved to Virginia in June. Most of its members were drawn from Chambers, Tallapoosa, Cherokee, and Coosa counties. During the war it was assigned to General Taliaferro's, Law's, and W.F. Perry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 47th fought in many battles of the army from Cedar Mountain to Cold Harbor, except when it was Longstreet at Suffolk, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. It participated in the Petersburg siege north of the James River and the final campaign at Appomattox. This regiment reported 88 casualties at Cedar Mountain, 32 at Second Manassas, 45 at Sharpsburg, and 40 at Gettysburg. It lost 111 at The Wilderness and during the Petersburg siege, June 13-December 31, there were 49 disabled. The unit surrendered 17 officers and 188 men. Its field officers were Colonels Michael J. Bulger, James W. Jackson, and James M. Oliver; Lieutenant Colonel Lee R. Terrell; and Majors James M. Campbell and John Y. Johnston.
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