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A very interesting history of the Stacey brothers from Company F the 36th Alabama was provided by descendant Steve Stacey. He included many interesting details about the 36th Alabama and its role in the War. I highly recommend reading this essay. Also of interest is more details from Alan J. Pitts about Captain Jordon of Company G. He also provides some excellent research tips.
In honor of Veterans Day, I have added pictures of the last resting place for those of the 36th Alabama that are buried in Confederate Rest, Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama. I have also added annotations of the entries on Middletons from the ADAH microfilmed Surname Index.
Family memories shared about Sgt. Thomas Nettles of Company G were recently added. Sgt. Nettles died a Prisoner of War at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. I have combed the listings of the more than two thousand Confederate soldiers buried there and updated the records for all of those from the 36th Alabama. During this search I also identified several soldiers that were not heretofore known as members of the 36th Alabama.
A SPY in the Regiment! Chaplain Hutton's writings about his time in prison in Nashville. Read how the Regiment's color bearer Bunch was actually a Federal spy!
Muster Rolls from the 36th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers and Dailey's Home Guard from Monroe County, Alabama are available. All of the Muster Rolls from the 36th Alabama are now online. Additional names of the commanding officers, surgeons, chaplains and other personnel along with soldiers where no company identification was found are also listed.
I've updated these muster rolls with additional information including details about the many soldiers that were captured and died as Prisoners of War at Rock Island, Illinois. Although I am working to obtain specific confirmation, based on the Brigade's history, it is likely these soldiers were captured at Missionary Ridge / Lookout Mountain and then taken to Rock Island. I have included links to a detailed history of this prison. Sadly, the tenth soldier to be buried was from the 36th Alabama Regiment of Alabama Volunteers.
The Muster Roll from Company E completes the transcription of the muster rolls from the 36th Alabama Regiment of Volunteers. It must be noted that this was accomplished on May 4th - 136 years to the day that these soldiers that survived to the every last of the War were surrendered with General Richard Taylor, commander of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana at Citronelle, Mobile County, Alabama. This surrender included Holtzclaw's 36th Alabama and other troops under Taylor's command at Citronelle along with those spread along the rail lines toward Meridian, Mississippi. This was the last organized Confederate force to surrender east of the Mississippi River.
From the Web wrangler: This project began several years ago when I wrote to someone that had posted a genealogical inquiry about another family in the Mobile Register. He was related to the Alabama Middleton family and graciously sent me copies of information that he had gathered over several years. Through those papers, I found that James Middleton was in Company G of the 36th Alabama. James, his brothers, cousins, uncles, and many other relatives were in this and other Confederate the 36th Alabama and other units. After I first held the actual Muster Roll with these names upon it, my interest in the Regiment grew and, like any good reference librarian, I wanted to share my research with others. Thus, the origins of this site. I thank all that have helped me in finding additional notes about the soldiers of the 36th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers.
Recollections of prison life in Nashville and Washington City by C. M. Hutton, Chaplain for the 36th Alabama. Rev. Hutton tells of spies in the Regiment, how a soldier was accidentally shot in his leg and had to have amputated, prisoners disguised as doctors, and how the Chaplain met Belle Boyd. Fascinating reading!
Shockley's Alabama Escort Company - cadets from the University of Alabama formed a Cavalry escort company in 1864. This roster was complied from several sources.
Letters from the Civil War: Monroe County Remembers her Rebel Sons
Letters from Captains DeLoach and Marshall and Private Fountain from Company F of the 36th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers
The completed transcription of the DuBose manuscript from the Clayton's Brigade history in the Regimental Files of the Alabama Department of Archives and History is available. The 36th Alabama was part of Clayton's Brigade. In the early 1900's John Witherspoon DuBose and Joel DuBose wrote manuscripts on many Alabama Confederate regiments. The DuBose's used the Official Record and some first-hand accounts in its history. None of the DuBose manuscripts have been published -- copies of the original hand-written manuscripts are in the collection of ADAH.
Alabama Research link page UPDATED AGAIN!
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Alabama Civil War Message Board - if you have not seen this yet you are missing a wonderful site that is helping other Alabama military history researchers.
Now known as the "OLD FEDERAL ROAD," this primary travel route was conceived and built to connect Fort Wilkinson, near Milledgeville, Georgia, to Fort Stoddert, an American outpost north of Mobile, Alabama. Developed from the 1806-11 postal horse path that followed earlier Native American paths, the Federal Road subsequently became a primary travel route for pioneers going to the Mississippi Territory. The Federal Road functioned as an important link between Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. Early settlers, of the area now known as Monroe and Conecuh Counties, in Alabama included the Middleton and many other South Carolina families.
Read an expanded history of the Old Federal Road.
Muster Rolls from the 36th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers includesMuster Rolls from Home Guard units Confederate Rest, Point Clear, Alabama
biographical information and the names of those that died in the Rock Island Prison Camp; misc. recollections of soldiers about the Regiment
Letters from the Civil War: Monroe County Remembers her Rebel Sons
Letters from Captains DeLoach and Marshall and Private Fountain from Company F
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