Fourteenth Alabama
Infantry Regiment

This regiment was organized at Auburn, August 1, 1861. It went first to Huntsville, thence to Virginia, where it arrived in November. Proceeding to Yorktown, it was brigaded under Gen. Pryor of Virginia, Longstreet's division. The command fell back with the army, and fought at Williamsburg with heavy loss to four of the companies. At Seven Pines it was again in action, with but few casualties. It participated at Mechanicsville, and was almost annihilated at Frazier's Farm and Malvern Hill, losing nearly all the officers, after charging the enemy's almost impregnable positions repeatedly. It moved towards the Potomac with the army, and was engaged with slight loss at the second battle of Manassas. Greatly reduced in strength, the Fourteenth fought at Sharpsburg, suffering severely in casualties. Placed in Wilcox's brigade, Anderson's division - with the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Alabama regiments - it was on the line of the Rappahannock during the winter of 1862 - 3 and was in line of battle on the highths when Burnside was repulsed at Fredericksburg. The regiment was hotly engaged, and with heavy loss, at Salem. It went on the Pennsylvania campaign, and the blood of its veterans was poured out freely at Gettysburg. The winter of 1863 - 4 was passed in camp near Orange C.H. and the Fourteenth was engaged with shocking results at both the Wilderness and Spottsylvania, emerging from those battles with much depleted ranks. Now in Sanders' brigade, Mahone's division, the Fourteenth participated in the numerous and bloody struggles around Petersbrug, during the last ten months of the war. Its colors were furled forever at Appomattox, where only 70 or 80, under Capt. Perry of Lowndes, were present. The names of 1317 men were on its rolls, over 250 of whom perished in battle, 350 died in the service, and 159 were discharged or transferred.


Field and Staff

Colonels - Thomas J. Judge of Montgomery; resigned. A.C. Wood of Randolph; wounded twice; resigned. Lucius Pinkard of Macon; wounded at Gettysburg; retired.

Lieutenant Colonels - David W. Baine of Lowndes; killed at Frazier's Farm. Lucius Pinkard; promoted. James A. Broome of Chambers; wounded at the Wilderness; retired.

Majors - Owen K. McLemore of Chambers; resigned. A.C. Wood; promoted. James A. Broome; promoted. R.A. McCord of Tallapoosa; killed at Chancellorsville. George W. Taylor of Randolph; wounded at Spottsylvania.

Adjutants - Lucius Pinkard of Macon; promoted. James S. Williamson, Jr. of Lowndes; wounded at Gettysburg.


Captains, and Counties from Which Companies Came.

Chambers - W.D. Harrington; resigned. J.F. Wallace; killed on picket on the Matapony. S. Hodge.

Lowndes - James S. Williamson; killed at Frazier's Farm. Simeon G. Perry.

Chambers - D.H. McCoy; resigned. M.L. Barber; wounded at Frazier's Farm; transferred to department duty. G.J. Bankston, wounded several times.

Chambers - James A. Broome; promoted. B.H. Pearson; captured on picket. Lieut. H.W. Burns commanded.

Chambers - W.C. Allen; died in the service. J.S.E. Davis; wounded several times.

Chambers - M.P. Ferrel; resigned. J.S. McLean; wounded several times.

Tallapoosa - W.H. Brooks; resigned. J.L. Craig; died in the service. R.. McCord; promoted. J.A. Terrel; promoted. Lieut. H.C. Veasy commanded for some time.

Tallapoosa - W.W. Selman; resigned. W.B. O'Brien; wounded twice; retired. C.H. Lambeth; killed at Wilderness. J.B. Winslett.

Talladega - J.T. Bell; killed at Mechanicsville. E. Folk; killed at Petersburg.

Randolph - A.C. Wood; promoted. George W. Taylor; promoted. G.F. Weaver; wounded; retired. B.I. Pate; wounded; resigned.



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