Sixty-Second Alabama
Infantry Regiment

Lockhart's Battalion, the nucleus of this regiment, was organized at Selma, in January 1864, and was on duty in the State till July, when it moved up to Cheha, and lost severely in the fight there with Rousseau. A few days after, it was organized as the Sixty-second Alabama regiment, at Mobile. Stationed at Fort Gaines, the regiment was in the bombardment of that place, losing several killed and wounded, and the remainder captured. The prisoners were taken to New Orleans and Ship Island, and subjected to brutal treatment at the hands of the enemy. Exchanged in Mobile Bay, Jan. 4, 1865. Placed in garrison at Spanish Fort, as part of Thomas' brigade (with the Sixty-third Alabama), the regiment withstood the siege there for six days, with some loss, and was then relieved by Holtzclaw's brigade. It served through the siege and bombardment of Blakeley, losing a number killed and wounded, and was captured in the assault on the works. Taken to Ship Island, the men were exchanged in time to be surrendered with the department. The regiment was composed wholly of young men, and was complimented in special orders by Gen. Lidell for its conduct at Spanish Fort.


Field and Staff

Colonels -- Daniel Huger of Mobile.

Lieut. Colonels -- James L. Davidson of Bibb; till re-organized. Brount Yniestre; captured at Blakeley.

Majors -- B. Yniestre of Mobile; promoted. J. W. Pitts of Shelby; captured at Blakeley.

Adjutants -- T. G. Bush of Pickens; captured at Blakeley.


Captains, and Counties from Which the Companies Came.

Greene -- Wm. H. King.

Perry and Dallas -- George D. Shortridge, Jr; captured at Blakeley.

St. Clair and Randolph -- Joseph Thornton; captured at Blakeley.

Talladega -- William Donahoe.

Dallas and Perry -- Jos. J. Alston; captured at Blakeley.

Calhoun and Talladega -- Junius L. Walthall.

Shelby and Talladega -- J. W. Pitts; promoted. Wailes Wallace; captured at Blakeley.

Perry -- James A. McCaw; wounded at Cheha.

Calhoun, St. Clair, Randolph -- Henry Foy.

Bibb -- Wm. C. Ward; wounded at Spanish Fort; captured at Blakeley.



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