Sixty-Second Alabama - (Infantry)

[ From Alabama Her History, Resources, War Record,
and Public Men from 1540 to 1872
sent to me by
Dan L. Philen ([email protected])

It was originally published in 1872 in Montgomery. The author is W. Brewer. It was reprinted for Clearfield Co., by Genealogical Publishing in Baltimore in 1995. There is no copy wright notice in the book.]

Lockart's Battalion, the nucleus of this regiment, was organized at Selma, in January 1864, and was on duty in the State until July, when it moved up to Cheha, and lost severly in the fight there with Rousseau. A few days after, it was orgainzed as the Sixty-second Alabama regiment, at Mobile. Stationed at Fort Gaines, the regiment was in the bombardment of that place, losing several killed and wounded, and the remainder captured. The prisoners were taken to New Orleans and Ship Island, and subjected to brutal treatment at the hands of the enemy. Exchanged in Mobile Bay, Jan 4, 1865. Placed in garrison at Spanish Fort, as part of Thomas' Brigade (with the Sixty-third Alabama), the regiment withstood the siege there for six days, with some loss, and was then relieved by Holtzclaw's Brigade. It served through the siege and bombardment of Blakely, losing a number killed and wounded, and was captured in the assult on the works. Taken to Ship Island, the men were exchanged in time to be surrendered with the department. The regiment was composed wholly of young men, and was complimented in special orders by Gen. Lidell for its conduct at Spanish Fort.

Field and Staff

Colonel - Daniel Huger of Mobile
Lieutenant Colonels - James L. Davidson of Bibb; till reorganized.
                     Brunot Yniestre; captured at Blakely
Majors - B. Yniestre of Mobile; promoted. J.W. Pitts of Shelby
                     captured at Blakely
Adjuant - T. G. Bush of Pickens; captured at Blakely

Captains and counties from which the companies came
Greene - Wm. H. King
Perry and Dallas - George D. Shortridge Jr., captured at Blakely
St. Clair and Randolph - Joseph Thorhton, captured at Blakely
Talladega - Willian Donahoe
Dallas and Perry - Jos. J. Alston, captured at Blakely
Calhoun and Talladega - Junius L. Walthall
Shelby and Talladega - J. W. Pitts; promoted. Wailes Wallace, captured
                      at Blakely
Perry - James A. McCaw; wounded at Cheha
Calhoun, St. Clair, Randolph - Henry Foy
Bibb - Ws. C. Ward; wounded at Spanish Fort; captured at Blakely.