31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
31st Infantry Regiment was organized at Talladega, Alabama, in April, 1862, and soon moved to Tennessee. It recruited its men in the counties of Cherokee, Shelby, Talladega, Randolph, Montgomery, and Calhoun. The regiment surrendered in April 1865 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company by County:
- Company A - many men from Cherokee County, some of company paroled as of Company K, 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated
- Company B - many men from Talladega County, also called Company A; company paroled as part of Comapny K, 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated
- Company C - many men from Cherokee County, also called Company B
- Company D - many men from Calhoun County, evidently became Company G, 23rd AL Infantry
- Company E - many men from Talladega County, also called Company D
- Company F - many men from Talladega County, also called Company E
- Company G - many men from Shelby County, also called Company K
- Company H - many men from Randolph County
- Company I - many men from Montgomery County
- Company K - many men from Shelby County, some of the company finally paroled as Company H, 23rd AL Infantry, Consolidated
The list of companies with their counties is found on history-sites.com web site.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Alabama in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Alabama in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Alabama, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Hundley, Daniel Robinson. Prison echoes of the great rebellion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990)FHL Fiche 6082302
- Miller, Rex. Hundley's ragged volunteers : a day by day account of the 31st Alabama Infantry Regiment, CSA (1861-1865). (Depew, New York : Patrex Press, c1991)FHL Book 976.1 M2mia
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).