33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
33rd Infantry Regiment was organized at Pensacola, Florida, in April, 1862. Its members were raised in Coffee, Butler, Dale, Montgomery, and Covington counties. Very few surrendered in North Carolina. 18th Battalion Partisan Rangers, formerly Gunter's 1st Battalion, was organized during the summer of 1862 in Jackson County. In November it was dismounted by consent and called Gibson's and 18th or 21st Battalion, then was attached to the 33rd Alabama Regiment.
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.
Companies by County:
- Company A "Coffee County Blues" - many men from Coffee County
- Company B "Dale County Grays" - many men from Dale County
- Company C "Butler County Light Infantry" - many men from Butler County
- Company D "Butler County Volunteers" - many men from Butler County
- Company E
- Company F "Covington and Coffee Greys" - many men from Coffee County
- Company G "Daleville Blues" - many men from Dale County
- Company H "Greenville Guards/Davis Rangers" - may men from Butler County and Montgomery County
- Company I "Zollilcoffer Avengers" - many men from Dale County
- Company K "Shorter Guards" - many men from Russell County
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, Part 1 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).