23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry list of casualties
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23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry list of casualties

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Volunteer Infantry, 23rd.
Creator: Hunt, J. M.
Title: 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry list of casualties
Dates: 1864 May 7-September 10
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS529f

Biographical/Historical Note

The Alabama 23rd Volunteer Infantry was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, in November, 1861. Men of this unit were drawn from the counties of Wilcox, Macon, Monroe, Clarke, Conecuh, Marengo, Lowndes, Baldwin, and Choctaw, Alabama. It fought several battles in Mississippi, including Chickasaw Bayou, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River Bridge, and Vicksburg, where the unit was captured. Exchanged and reorganized, it was assigned to General Pettus' Brigade, Army of Tennessee, and participated in various conflicts from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Atlanta, Georgia, mustering out in North Carolina. The field officers were Colonel Franklin K. Beck and Colonel Joseph B. Bibb and Major James J. Hester, Major John J. Longmire, Major Francis McMurray, and Major Felix Tait. Additional historical information about the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a list of casualties suffered by the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry between May 7, 1864, and September 10, 1864, while engaged in combat at several locations in Georgia including Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, Marietta, Kennesaw Mountain, and Jonesboro. The list contains the names of the men who were injured or killed and their rank and company. There is a "remarks" column where the company surgeon, J. M. Hunt, listed the place where the casualty occurred and described the injuries. He also noted whether the soldiers were recuperating, returned to duty, or died of their wounds. The final page contains a list of those killed, their rank, company, date and place killed, and a "remarks" column. Also included is a numerical recapitulation of all casualties suffered by the unit during the specified time period.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Registers

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry list of casualties, MSS 529f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1988

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




MSS OS box 5.361List of casualties, 1864 May 7-September 10 View online.