THE CONFEDERATE WAR
Coosa County, Alabama
When Alabama seceded, Governor Andrew B. Moore ordered the Light Guards, with other volunteer companies, to Mobile and Pensacola to take possession of the forts and other public property in the name of the sovereign States of Alabama and Florida, being within their borders, and rightfully belonging to them. All was taken except Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island. The company remained in garrison duty until relieved by other troops later. By a pay-roll for part of April and May, 1861, J. Q. Loomis and O. Kyle still appear as Captain and 2nd Lt. but J. W. Whiting is 1st Lt. and R. W. Goldthwait, Brd Lt.; Wm. F. Laney is 1st Sergt.; Samuel I. Horton, 2nd Sergt.; John T. Hill, 3rd Sergt:; George F. Buckley, 4th Sergt.; Edward C. Thornhill, 1st Corpl.; George W. Narramore, 2nd Corpl.; John E. Daniel, 3rd Corpl.; and Cornelius W. Cantrell, 4th Corpl. There were sixty-five privates at this time. It was attached to the first regiment of infantry.
Under a call made by Governor Moore for state troops to garrison the forts and for other purposes of defense, Henry W. Cox made up a company that was mustered into service February 28th, 1861, with H. W. Cox, Captain; Charles H. Tiner, 1st Lt.; George W. Hannon, 2nd Lt.; Julius H. Kendrick, 3rd Lt.; John M. Loyal, 1st Sergt.; William D. Leonard, 2nd Sergt.; John M. Lykes, 3rd Sergt.; Caswell J. Sears, 4th Sergt.; Reuben F. Gilder, 1st Corpl.; Joseph T. House, 2nd Corpl.; Joseph C. Gaddis, 3rd Corpl; and Sinclair M. Suttle, 4th Corpl.; Hampton Burkhalter, drummer. There were seventy privates from different parts of the county, representing some of its best families. This company went to Mobile and did garrison duty at Fort Morgan until relieved by Confederate troops in April, 1861, when the company disbanded, having served the purpose for which it was raised.
THE THIRD ALABAMA REGIMENT
When Lincoln issued his call for 75,000 volunteers with a view to coercing the Confederate States back into the Union, the Confederate government called for volunteers to defend her soil and maintain the government. Volunteers rapidly formed, and in April, 1861, the 3rd Ala. Regiment was formed with Jones M. Withers as Colonel; Tenant Lomas, LL. Colonel, and Cullen A. Battle, Major. This regiment was noted for its gallantry in the many battles in which it was engaged, and by its loss of 260 killed showed that it had taken its place where the enemy were strong. This was the first regiment that went to Virginia from Alabama, and the Light Guards of Wetumpka was Company "I" in this regiment. E. S. Ready was Captain; Osceola Kyle, 1st Lt.; Lewis H. Hill, 2nd Lt. There were some other changes of officers, and there vrere fresh recruits in its ranks but the roll is not at command to consult. Captain Loomis, upon the return of the company after its service as State troops, had been commissioned as captain of Co. E., 1st Battalion of Artillery, and had resigned his place with the Light Guards. He was afterwards made Colonel of the 25th Alabama Regt. and he had John Stout of Coosa as his adjutant. Captain Reedy was wounded at Seven Pines, and wounded and captured at Boonsboro. He was promoted to major and placed on detached service; and was for some time commander of the Camp Watts of Direction at Notasulga. Lieutenant Kyle had resigned in the Light Guards to accept the captaincy of Co. C. in 13th Ala. Rent. Lieutenant Hill became captain of the Guards, but resigned because of health, and B. F. K. Melton became Captain. The first casualty of the company was the accidental killing by a sentinel of Lt. Henry Storrs, at Norfolk, early in the war. He was a very promising young man and his death was felt to be a bereavement to all Wetumpka.
It had for its first Colonel, John Anthony Winston, and dater Hilary A. Herbert. It was the first regiment from Alabama that was enlisted for the war. It was a gallant regiment, and lost, killed and mortally wounded about 300. Company B of this regiment was from Coosa with T. W. W. Davies, Captain; George W. Hannon, 1st Lt.; M. Gibson McWilliams, 2nd Lt.; Louis H. Crumpler, 3rd Lt.; G. T. L. Robinson, 1st Sergt.; J. M. Loyal, 2nd Sergt.; J. W. Canterberry, 3rd Sergt.; A. M. Debardelaban, 4th Sergt.; N. Jester, 5th Sergt.; W. M. Howard, 1st Corpl.; C. M. Maynard, 2nd Corpl.; D. W. Bouring, 3rd Corpl.; A. B. Bailey, 4th Corpl. Captain Davis resigned, March, 1862, to become Major of the 28th Ala., and afterward transferred to the navy. (I. W. Hannon became captain and was killed at Gain's Mill, July, 1862. M. G. McWilliams became captain, and died January, 1863, when G. T. L. Robinson became captain. Lieutenant Crumpler resigned the latter part of 1861. J. B. Hannon was promoted to first lieutenant, Maynard and Loyal were both promoted to lieutenants, and killed at Frazier's Farm, 1862, Canterberry was promoted to lieutenant, and died 1862. Debardelaben was promoted to lieutenant in 1864. Captain Davies had been the successful teacher of the Military School of Wetumpka to the time of organizing the company. Some of the officers and privates of his company were students in the school.
From the organization of the company in May, 1861, to January 1st, 1865, it had nine commissioned officers, and 114 enlisted men. Of these, 22 were killed, 58 wounded, 1 died of wound, 23 died of disease, 10 were discharge, 5 transferred, 22 captured, and 1 deserted. The regiment lost about 100 at Williamsburg, 144 at Seven Pines, nearly half at Gain's Mill, and again at Frazier's Farm. It suffered heavily at other of the great Battles of Virginia.
TWELFTH ALABAMA REGIMENT
This regiment was organized at Richmond in July, 1861, with Robert R. Jones of Perry as colonel. It opened the battle of Seven Pines and captured three lines of the enemy's works by gallant charges, losing 211 killed and wounded in the battle. It did nobly through the war, and lost heavily in killed and wounded.
Company B of this regiment was from Coosa, with Joseph H. Bradford as captain; John C. Goodgame, 1st Lt.; Henry W. Cox, 2nd Lt., and Patrick Thomas, 3rd Lt. Other officers, number of privates, casualties, etc., cannot be given as there are no records on file at Montgomery. This was a twelve months' company, and was being formed when Captain Cox returned from State service, and he united with it. When it was reorganized, after enlistment for the war, Captain Bradford, who was too old for field service, resigned, and Goodgame became captain. He was afterward promoted to major, then to lieutenant colonel. He was on detached service much of the time, especially in enrolling conscripts and catching deserters. After his promotion, Cox became captain, and was killed at Chancellorsville while bravely leading his men. He was succeeded by Patrick Thomas who was killed at the last struggle at Appomattox.
THIRTEENTH ALABAMA REGIMENT
Was organized at Montgomery, July Title, 1861, with B. D. Fry, colonel; J. C. B. Mitchell, lieutenant colonel; Samuel B. Marks, major. At Chancellorsville it lost nearly half its men on duty. At Gettysburg its colors vvere planted on the crest of the ridge, where they were torn to pieces, and the regiment suffered very heavily again. Two of its companies were from Coosa, Kyle's and Ellis Logan's. George C. Storrs of Wetumpka was Sergt. Major.
Company C was organized at Wetumpka, July 15th, 1861, with Osceola Kyle, Captain; Walter J. Taylor, 1st Lt.; Bailey A. Bowen, 2nd Lt.; Thomas S. Smith, 3rd Lt.; John C. Humphries, 1st Sergt.; Samuel D. Sandford, 2nd Sergt.; Henry W. Pond, 3rd Sergt.; William A. Freeman, 4th Sergt.; Stephen B. Jackson, 1st Corpl.; John T. Dunlap, 2nd Corpl.; Thomas R. Edwards, 3rd Corpl.; John H. Speed, 4th Corpl. It had in all 106 privates. It was mostly made up of farmers, but there were two lawyers, four mechanics, four teachers, one physician, three merchants, one saddler, and one tanner.
Kyle was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 46th Ala. Regt. and Walter Taylor became captain until his death by disease July 2nd, 1864. Bowen then was captain till the close of the war. Henry W. Pond was elected 2nd Lieutenant in July, 1862, and was promoted to 1st Lt. William H. Crawford was elected 3rd Lt. in July, 1862, and was promoted to 2nd Lt. Thomas H. Smith was elected captain of a company in Hilliards Legion in May, 1862. Humphries was discharged in December, 1861, and afterwards raised a company of cavalry. The company had to January 1st, 1865, six commissioned officers, and 114 enlisted men. There were killed and died of wounds 17, wounded 27, disabled 12, died of disease 26, discharged 18, deserted 1.
Company H was organized at Mt. Moriah church July 2nd, 1861, with Ellis Logan, captain; Stephen Richard Allison, 1st Lt.; James L. Gilder, 2nd Lt.; Adolphus Wilson, 3rd Lt.; Sinclair M. Suttle, 1st Sergt.; Locuis M. Wilson, 2nd Sergt.; William B. Wilson, 3rd Sergt.; Reuben F. Gilder, 4th Sergt.; William F. Estes, 1st Corpl.; Robert B. Calfee, 2nd Corpl.; Elliott E. Estes, 3rd Corpl.; George S. Gulledge, 4th Corpl. Captain Logan resigned May, 1862, on account of health, and Allison became captain, serving through the war. He was once captured, but was exchanged. James L. Gilder resigned June, 1862. Reuben F. Gilder was made 3rd Lt. December, 1861, and promoted to 1st Lt. June, 1862, and died from wound September 5th, 1864. Thomas S. McDonald was elected 3rd Lt. September, 1862, and was discharged September 10th, 1864, because of wounds received at Chancellorsville. The company had to January, 1865, 7 commissioned officers, 122 enlisted men. There were 9 killed and died of worlds, 26 wounded, 8 disabled, 28 died of disease, 27 discharged, 8 deserted. Most were farmers, but there were 4 merchants, 2 doctors, 1 dentist, 1 lawyer, 1 printer, 5 mechanics, and 2 teachers.
SEVENTEENTH ALABAMA REGIMENT
Was organized at Montgomery in August, 1861, with Thomas H. Watts as colonel, after him R. C. Farris, and later Virgil S. Murphy. It suffered severe losses, especially at Shiloh, Peach Tree Creek, the 28th of July at Atlanta, and at Franklin, Tennessee. Coosa had one company in this regiment, that of Thomas C. Bragg, who had a fine school at Central Institute. The war spirit seized the young men of the school so they were enlisting in the companies being raised. Bragg's patriotism was stirred so that he abandoned the school and raised what became Company D, with Thomas C. Bragg, captain; Dixon S. Thaxton, 1st Lt.; John D. Hester, 2nd Lt.; William D. Haill, 3rd Lt.; Warren R. Rush, 1st Sergt.; Joseph W. Calloway, 2nd Sergt.; John T. Atkins, 3rd Sergt.; Robert M. Holland, 4th Sergt.; Seaborn M. Stewart, 1st Corpl.; Newton A. Storey, 2nd Corpl.; John T. Lauderdale, 3rd Corpl.; W. William Lee, 4th Corpl. There were 67 privates on the first roll. But little can be told of the company, as there are no records on file at Montgomery. Captain Bragg resigned in 1862, and John D. Hester became captain, and remained so through the remainder of the war. The company was composed principally of farmers and young men. The company was mustered into service September 17th, 1861.
EIGHTEENTH ALABAMA REGIMENT
This was organized at Auburn, Alabama, September 4th, 1861, with Edward C. Bullock of Barbour as colonel. He died in the winter, and Eli S. Shorter became colonel. He resigned in the spring of 1862, after the Battle of Shiloh, and James T. Holtzclaw, raised in Coosa, became colonel, and was promoted to Brigadier General for gallantry and efficiency. The regiment did duty about Mobile until ordered to Corinth in March, 1862. It lost heavily at Corinth, having 125 killed and wounded. It aided largely in the capture of Prentis's Brigade. At Chicamauga it lost 22 officers and about 300 men. It participated in the battles from Chattanooga to Atlanta, and from there to Nashville. After this, it was again in service at Mobile. Co. D. of this regiment was from Coosa with Guy Smith as captain. He resigned and Charles M. Cox became captain. He resigned and W. H. Hammond was made captain, and was killed at Chicamauga. George M. Williams became captain. He was wounded at Chicamauga' and captured at Franklin, Tenn. No records on file from which to gain other facts.
TWENTY-FIFTH ALABAMA REGIMENT
There was no company in this regiment from Coosa, but it furnished its colonel, John Q. Loomis, a popular and talented lawyer. He was captain of the Light Guards, and commanded it during its service for the State at Pensacola. Then he resigned as its captain, and became captain of Co. E., 1st Battalion of Artillery. He became colonel of the 25th Alabama Regt., which was organized at Mobile in December, 1861, by the consolidation of two battalions. Colonel Loomis commanded the brigade of which the 25th was a part at the Battle of Murfreesboro, in which engagement the regiment lost 13 killed, 88 wounded, and 13 missing. It lost a good many all the way from Dalton, especially on the 26th of July, 1864, at Atlanta, where it was depleted nearly one-half. It also lost heavily at Franklin, Tenn. Its adjutant, John Stout, was also from Coosa, a son of Rev. Platt Stout. He was but little more than a boy in years, but a brave and gallant officer, receiving wounds at Murfreesboro, Atlanta, and Franklin. After the war he became one of the most prominent Baptist ministers of South Carolina.
THIRTY-FOURTH ALABAMA REGIMENT
This regiment was organized at Loachapoka, April 15th, 1862, with Julius C. B. Mitchell as colonel. Its first engagement was at Murfreesboro where it lost heavily. At Chicamauga, Missionary Ridge, and in the campaign from Dalton, it shared in the glories of that masterly retreat, where the enemy, though constantly advancing, were ever worsted in the battles fought. It suffered heavy losses, especially on July 22nd and 28th, 1864+ at Atlanta. It was finally consolidated with the 24th and 28th Ala. Regts. It had three Coosa companies in it. Of Co. A., Thomas
J. Mitchell was captain; R. G. Welch, 1st Lt.; W. Floyd, 2nd Lt.; James Carleton, 3rd Lt.; W. E. Young, 1st Sergt.; B. T. Welch, 2nd Sergt.; James Carleton, 3rd Sergt.; V. R. Duncan, 4th Sergt.; At. Z. Davis, 5th Sergt.; S. A. Steed, 1st Corpl.. J. T. Shepherd, 2nd Corpl.; Samuel Nunnery, 3rd Corpl.; S. G. Welch, 4th Corpl. It had 115 privates, 74 of whom were from Coosa, and most of the others from that part of Montgomery north of the Tallapoosa River. Most were farmers. Captain Mitchell resigned, and R. G. Welch became captain, and commanded through remainder of the war. He was wounded at Chicamauga, but is still living, and vigorous. It is not known how many joined this company in all, as only its first roll has been seen. Its casualties cannot be told for the same reason, and the writer has been unable to get help from survivors. This is true of other companies.
Company B. had John N. Slaughter for captain. He was a physician but devoted himself to teaching. Eason B. Wood was 1st Lt.; W. G. Massey, 2nd Lt.; J. C. Taylor, 3rd Lt.; M. S. Bazemore, 1st Sergt.; A. J. Vanzant, 2nd Sergt.; J. P. Barnett, 3rd Sergt.; J. P. Bazemore, 4th Sergt.; J. W. Burt, 5th Sergt.; C. C. Pate, 1st Corpl.; A. J. Groom, 2nd Corpl.; William L. Collier, 3rd Corpl.; J. M. Callaway, 4th Corpl.; S. G. Adams, drummer; F. M. Robertson, lifer; and 98 privates. It was organized at Montgomery, May 26th, 1862. Captain Slaughter was promoted to major upon the resignation of Major Henry McCoy, and Eason Wood became captain. He was captured at Missionary Ridge, and the command fell to Lieut. M. Lambert. Major Slaughter was wounded at Atlanta. He lives at Goodwater. Captain Wood at Hubbard City, Texas. The particulars of the company cannot be given for inaccessibility to records.
Company C. was from Coosa with James M. Willis, captain; John E. Hannon, 1st Lt.; W. G. Oliver, 2nd Lt.; James D. Wall, 3rd Lt.; George W. Spigener, 1st Sergt.; L. W. Jinks, 2nd Sergt., J. T. P. Oliver, 3rd Sergt.; J. S. Edwards, 4th Sergt.; A. B. Blocker, 5th Sergt.; A. C. Fargason, 1st Corpl.; R. A. Collier, 2nd Corpl.; W. H. Spigener, 3rd Corpl.; J. B. Jones, 4th Corpl.; and 88 privates on the first roll. Captain Willis resigned, and Lieutenant Oliver became captain. He was wounded at Jonesboro. No records to consult for further statements.
THE FORTY-SIXTH ALABAMA REGIMENT
This was formed at Loachapoka, May, 1862, with M. L. Woods as colonel and Osceola Kyle as the well known gallant Lt. Col. was from Coosa. He was a very fine officer, and had he not been in prison during most of the fighting period, would doubtless have attained to distinction, for he had military talent of a higher order. The regiment was in Tennessee and Kentucky under Kirby Smith, went through the siege of Vicksburg, and was on Lookout Mountain in "The Battle of the Clouds," Missionary Ridge, the campaign from Dalton, and was surrendered in North Carolina. It did its duty well everywhere. At the Battle of Baker's Creek, May 16th, 1863, all its field officers were captured, and kept in prison until near the close of the war. Riggs, its adjutant, was killed at Baker's Creek. From Mav, 1863, to the surrender, 1865, it was commanded by Capt. Geo. E. Brewer of Co. A. Coosa had two companies in it.
Co. A. was from Coosa with George E. Brewer, captain; Daniel J. Thompson, 1st Lt.; John M. Collins, 2nd Lt.; Thomas J. King, 3rd Lt.; T. R. Harden, 1st Sergt.; J. H. Hearn, 2nd Sergt.; J. M. Devaughn, 3rd Sergt.; Francis M. Finch, 4th Sergt.; Francis M. Corley, 5th Sergt.; Uriah A. Darden, 1st Corpl.; D. G. A. Spigener, 2nd Corpl.; Robert Higgins, 3rd Corpl.; Russell Hand, 4th Corpl. There were enlisted 120 privates. There was 1 preacher, 1 teacher, 2 merchants, 2 blacksmiths, 1 saddler, 3 mechanics, and the rest were farmers. The company was mustered in at Montgomery, February 24th, 1862, and did duty from then at Pensacola until it was evacuated in May, 1862. It united with the 46th Ala. Regt. at Chattanooga the latter part of June, 1862. Captain Brewer was detached from the company in command of the regiment from May, 1863, and the company was commanded by Lieutenant Thompson, an efficient officer. Lieutenant Collins was sometimes detached to command other companies because of his efficiency and was for some months the acting adjutant of the regiment, owing to the disabling wound of A. J. Brooks, adjutant. Lieutenant King died July 23rd, 1862, near Powder Springs, Tenn. Micajah S. Booth was elected to the vacancy November 13th, 1862. He died at Meridian, Miss., January 4th, 186S, and Sinclair M. Suttle, who had been transferred from the 13th Alabama, was elected 3rd Lt., January 23rd, 1863. J. M. Devaughn, Aaron Vincent, Wm. M. Johnson, James R. Wilkerson, and Andrew J. Collins were promoted to sergeants, and J. D. Kelly, John N. Cooper, James I. Hill, and Richard A. Foster to corporals for gallantry. The company was formed at Rockford. This was a splendid company, and though several others had larger muster rolls, this company usually had the largest number for duty in the regiment. There were killed and died from wounds 18, wounded 10, died from disease 33, captured 13, discharged 9, deserted 13, but most of them near the close when hope was lost. Perryman Maxwell was a fine soldier though only a boy, and had been on the staff of the regiment, as orderly, for a good while when killed at Jonesboro.
Company B. was also from Coosa with James R. Cross, captain; Joseph T. House, 1st Lt.; J. P. Bannon, 2nd Lt.; James H. Willbanks, 3rd Lt.; Pleasant H. Macon, 1st Sergt.; F. R. Green, 2nd Sergt.; R. C. Singleton, 3rd Sergt.; Isaac C. Blake, 4th Sergt.; J. H. Butler, 5th Sergt.; E, M. Black, 1st Corpl.; W. S. Barrett, 2nd Corpl.; J. E. Scott, 3rd Corpl.; S. D. Bowran, 4th Corpl. There were 63 privates on the roll when mustered in at Brooksville, Ala., on March 6th, 1862. It was recruited from time to time until it became a very large company. There are no records that can be consulted for information. The company was made up of good soldiers, in the main, and a number of its men could be relied upon for the most desperate undertakings. Its casualties were heavy, but cannot be stated with definiteness. A. J. Brooks was detailed from an early period as an orderly on the commander's staff, and was commissioned as Adjutant after the Vicksburg surrender, by request of Captain Brewer, commanding regiment. Lt. Joseph House was detached as acting Adjutant after Riggs was killed, and was killed himself during the siege of Vicksburg while so acting. Upon his death, Willbanks became first lieutenant, and F. R. Green was elected 3rd Lt. Green resigned in the spring of 1864, and W. T. Sears was made a lieutenant. Benjamin F. Hodnett and A. C. Swindell were made sergeants for gallantry. After A. J. Brooks was permanently disabled by wound near Marietta, Lieutenant Willbanks was sometimes detached as Adjutant. A. D. Rope of Company B. and John Lee of Company A. were detached as musicians for the regiment from its early service.
Both these companies were as good as were in the Army, and could be relied upon in times of peril. Lieutenant Collins and A. J. Brooks, with some others whose names are not known now, were among those who volunteered to follow Colonel Pettus in retaking the fort by the railroad at Vicksburg which was captured by the enemy in the memorable general assault of all the lines on the 22nd of May, 1863. When Pettus came up with the reserve forces under his command, this fort was in the hands of the enemy. General Lee ordered it recaptured. None seemed inclined to undertake it. Pettus, after other efforts failed, called for volunteers, when the two named with a few others from the 46th Ala., and a larger number from Wauls, Texas Legion followed the intrepid Pettus, and soon the Stars and Stripes were down, and the Confederate flag was again floating on the rampart.
Of the 47th Ala. Regt., Brewer in his "Alabama" says there was a Coosa Company K. in it, whose captain was J. Fargason. But there are no records on file in Montgomery, and the writer has been unable to learn anything of it. It is presumed to be true, however, as Colonel Brewer, the author, had access to records not now in Montgomery.
FIFTY-THIRD ALABAMA REGIMENT
This was a mounted regiment organized in Montgomery in November, 1862, with Moses W. Hannon as Colonel, and operated with the Army of the Tennessee. There was a Company C. in it from Coosa, of which John C. Humphries was captain; William T. Massingale, 1st Lt.; John W. Hunter, 2nd Lt.; George W. McEwen, Brd Lt.; Gibson Burkhalter, 1st Sergt.; William P. Ward, 2nd Sergt.
SIXTY-FIRST ALABAMA REGIMENT
This regiment was organized at Pollard in September, 1863, with W. G. Swanson, Colonel, and Lewis H. Hill of Wetumpka, lieutenant colonel. He had been a lieutenant in the Light Guards. It was first a part of Clanton's command, but early in 1864 went to Virginia, and suffered heavy losses.
There was a Coosa Company C. in this regiment with Julius P. Haggerty, captain. He was retired and C. C. Long became captain. Colonel Hill was captured at Petersburg. There are no records of the company to be reached. Haggerty was of the prominent family so long known about Wetumpka.
Brewer's History of Alabama, in its account of the 63rd Ala. Regt., speaks of a company of which J. W. Suttle of Coosa was captain and afterwards became Major of the regiment. But no records are on file, and the writer has no recollection in regard to it. This regiment was on duty about Mobile. George J. Suttle, the youngest son of I. W. Suttle, was at Mobile for a time at the last of the war.
Brewer also in what he says of the 56th Ala. Regt., speaks of Company J. as being from Coosa, and a Mr. Demson as its captain. Records are not on hand, nor can the writer learn anything reliable.
SECOND ALABAMA CAVALRY
Was organized at Montgomery, May 1st, 1862. It was in Farguson's brigade, and participated in the campaigns of the Army of the Tennessee, suffering considerable loss. It hung on the flanks of Sherman's army in its "March to the Sea." It became the escort of President Davis from Greensboro, N. C., to Georgia. It surrendered at Forsyth, Ga, with 450 men.
This had one Coosa Company, G., William P. Ashley, captain; Wm. F. Beckett, 1st Lt.; Jeremiah Busbee, 2nd Lt.; William P. Gaddis, 3rd Lt.; Wm. N. Ward, 1st Sergt.; Wm. Pritchett, 2nd Sergt.; William Pylant, 3rd Sergt.; Thomas Barnett, 4th Sergt.; D. C. Lauderdale, 5th Sergt.; John Tekell, 1st Corpl.; D. L. Lauderdale, 2nd Corpl.; Willis Shelton, 3rd Corpl.; William H. Thomas, 4th Corpl. There were 66 privates at time of mustering in. No records after this at hand. Captain Ashley wounded at Decatur, Ga.
SIXTH ALABAMA CAVALRY
The 6th Alabama Cavalry, which was organized at Pine Level, Montgomery County, in 1863, had in it one Company, K., partly from Montgomery and partly from Coosa, with Waddy T. Armstrong as captain. No records accessible.
SEVENTH ALABAMA CAVALRY
The 7th Alabama Cavalry, which was organized in July, 1863, had for a captain of Company D., Charles P. Storrs of Wetumpka, but as there are no records it is not known if the company was from Coosa.
Ellis Logan, who had resigned as captain of Co. H., 13th Ala., in May, 1862, on account of health, returned to Coosa and resumed his duty as sherfif. In May, 1864, under a special Act providing for the enlistment of such as were exempt from Confederate service, to form companies for home defense, thus supplementing the power of the Confederate forces in the State for protection within the State borders, Ellis Logan raised a company of this kind, of which Logar' was captain; Jeremiah Busbee, 1st Lt.; J. L. Bilby, 2nd Lt.; C. B. Henderson, 3rd Lt.; J. P. Earhart, 1st Sergt.; Caleb Bailey, 2nd Sergt.; John C. Bulger, 3rd Sergt.; Jacob Farris, 4th Sergt.; A. T. Stanley, 1st Corpl.; W. F. May, 2nd Corpl.; Taylor Coker, 3rd Corpl.; T. Watt, 4th Corpl. There were 68 privates. This company did some service in South Alabama.
This closes the record of organized forces furnished for Confederate service from Coosa. There was a goodly number of her citizens in organizations from other counties, in different branches of the service. Her men as a rule were as gallant as those from any section of the South, and that is to say the world never produced better fighters, for Southern valor is at no discount.