CONFEDERATE ALABAMA TROOPS
49th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
49th Infantry Regiment [also called 52nd Regiment] was organized at Nashville,
Tennessee, in February, 1862. Originally mustered into service as the 31st (Hale's) Alabama
Infantry, its designation was changed to 49th during the spring of 1863. The men were recruited
in the counties of De Kalb, Jackson, Marshall, Madison, Limestone, Lawrence, Colbert,
Lauderdale, Blount, and Morgan. It took an active part in the conflicts at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, and Corinth. Later the unit was assigned to
Beall's and Buford's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and on July 9, 1863,
about 500 men were captured at Port
Hudson. Exchanged and reorganized at Cahaba, the 49th was attached to General Scott's
and Shelley's Brigade, and fought with the Army of Tennessee from Resaca to Bentonville. The regiment sustained 113
casualties at Shiloh and many were disabled at Franklin and Nashville. Only a remnant surrendered in
April, 1865. Its commanders were Colonel Jeptha Edwards, Lieutenant Colonels William N.
Crump and John D. Weeden, and Major Thomas A. Street.
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