Discussion in 'Military and War' started by bdtex, Jul 16, 2015.
So happy to see you enjoying your geneology research.
Did a little more digging. When the 40th Alabama,Moore's Brigade retreated westward from Lookout Mountain on 11/24/1863 it joined other Confederate forces in a defensive line on Missionary Ridge. The Battle Of Missionary Ridge took place on 11/25/1863. If you look further south on the Confederate line at Missionary Ridge,you see the name "Finley". He was the commander of the 6th Florida Infantry Regiment at Chickamauga on September 18-20,1863. He was promoted to Brigade Commander after Chickamauga. My maternal ggg grandfather on my mother's side of the family was a member of Company I,6th Florida Infantry Regiment. My kin were about a mile away from each other that day.
Visited Vicksburg National Military Park on 2/10/2017 and saw this marker:
Up until about 3 weeks ago I could find no record of which Companies were transferred to General Ector's Brigade and where they were during the Vicksburg Campaign or which Companies were part of the Vicksburg garrison and surrendered there. My ancestor survived the war and I have found nothing in his records that show that he surrendered at Vicksburg and was paroled/exchanged. Seeing that marker I posted above and seeing gravestones of soldiers from Co. I,40th Alabama Infantry at the Soldiers Rest Cemetery in Vicksburg made me do a little more digging:
General George Thomas, The Rock of Chickamauga.
Nashville in 1864 too.
If you've never been to Lookout Mountain, you really should try to go. It's an awesome place. There's a foot bridge between one point on the side of the mountain to another rock across a small canyon. And inside the mountain, Ruby Falls is a sight to see.
I went there about 30 years ago but my guess is, the mountain is still there.
I was there last summer sir.
Good, I'm glad. It is a really great place to visit.
Wow, what a view. I can only imagine what that battle must have been like.
Here is Mort Kunstler's artist's rendition:
Awesome, Yankees charging uphill, reminds me of the battle of Little Round Top, at Gettysburg, where the Rebs were charging uphill.
Picked up Mort Kunstler's Battle Above The Clouds last night. Been looking for one for about 9 months.
Welcome to the family, as it were.
Company E, 12th Regiment of NC Troops
"The Cleveland Guards"
A member of my family has fought in every war (all the way back to the French and Indian Wars) America has ever had.
Of course we've been here since 1702.
Was that a state militia regiment or CSA infantry regiment? My kin was a member of the 4th Alabama Volunteer Militia before he enlisted in the 40th Alabama Infantry. As I recall,the state of North Carolina provided more troops than any other state in the Confederacy.
damn hard fighting unit, those were serious battles, BD.
You recall correctly. Also they were state troops serving with the Army of Northern Virginia. They saw a TON of action and my relative came through it all, it seems.
Here's a bit of history I found a few years back:
Separate names with a comma.