Living History Association

35th Alabama Infantry & 73rd Indiana Infantry Regiment

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35th Alabama Infantry Regiment

Example of a "Breckenridge" Flag belonging to the 4th Kentucky Cavalry.

Example of the 2nd National Flag Variant used by Scott's Brigade, Loring's Corps. Described as the flag of the 12th Louisiana Infantry, captured at the Battle of Peachtree Creek, but most likely the flag of either the 55th or 57th Alabama Infantry.

Summary

The Thirty-fifth organized at Lagrange, in Franklin, April 1862. Ordered to Corinth, it was there brigaded under Gen. Breckinridge. It followed that officer to Louisiana, and took part in the attack on Baton Rouge, losing quite a number. It was part of the force with which Van Dorn assaulted Corinth, and the Thirty-fifth was a severe loser in the casualties of that fierce struggle. Placed under Gen. Buford, the regiment was under fire at the first bombardment of Port Hudson. It passed some time in that vicinity, and in May 1863 the regiment was engaged at Baker's Creek with light loss. Escaping the perils of Vicksburg by following Gen. Loring out of the battle, the Thirty-fifth was soon after sent to the Army of Tennessee; but in February 1864 went back to Mississippi to confront Sherman's advance. The regiment was now in the brigade of Gen. T.B. Scott of Louisiana, consisting of the Twenty-seventh, Forty-ninth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-seventh Alabama, and Twelfth Louisiana. Rejoining the Army of Tennessee, the Thirty-fifth was part of the resolute column that stood in front of Sherman's army during the great struggle in north Georgia, and in the bloody and fruitless sacrifices made before the gates of Atlanta. During that time it lost largely, 65 being killed or wounded July 22 at Atlanta, and 27 on the 28th following. The regiment moved into Tennessee with Gen. Hood, and was in the advance in the attack on the outpost at Decatur, where it lost 35 killed and wounded. At the bloody shambles of Franklin, the Thirty-fifth lost 150 killed and wounded, or one-half its effective force. The loss at Nashville was light, and the remnant of the regiment proceeded eastward to renew the then hopeless struggle in the Carolinas. The Thirty-fifth was surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.

Field & Staff

Colonel - James W. Robertson (Franklin Co); resigned. Edwin Goodwin (Franklin Co); died in the service. Samuel S. Ives (Lauderdale Co); wounded at Franklin.


Lieutenant Colonel - Edwin Goodwin; promoted. Samuel S. Ives; promoted. A.E. Ashford (Lawrence Co)


Major - William Hunt (Franklin co); transferred. Samuel S. Ives; promoted. A.E. Ashford; promoted. John S. Dickson (Madison Co); killed at Franklin.


Adjutant - William Andrew Hansell; resigned 1862. Joseph Horn; died June 1864. James P. Heanigan; captured at Atlanta.


Surgeon - Dr. W.T. Sanders; resigned Aug 28, 1862. Dr. Isaac F. Deloney; discharged Oct 1862. Benjamin King, resigned February 1864.


Chaplain - Rev. Robert A. Wilson.


Quartermaster - James Latham.


Assistant Quartermaster - Joseph A. Brown.


Commissary Sergeant - I.L. Pride; promoted.


Color Bearers - Lowe A. Dement; killed 1863. Marcus D.L. Green; lost July 1864. Robert Wheeler; killed Nov 30, 1864.

Company Commanders

Company A (Lauderdale Co) - Samuel S. Ives; promoted. John R. Mitchell

Company B (Franklin Co) - William H. Hunt; promoted. Thaddeus W. Felton; killed Oct 4, 1862. John H. Harris; killed late 1863. Samuel D. Stewart; killed Nov 30, 1864.

Company C (Lawrence Co) - A.E. Ashford; promoted. T.E. Ellett; died Oct 31, 1863. T.A. Tatham.

Company D (Limestone Co) - Dr. W.T. Sanders; became regimental surgeon. John C. Floyd. J.N. Martin. John Diron; killed Nov 30, 1863.

Company E (Madison Co) - John S. Dickson; promoted. Joseph Brown.

Company F (Madison Co) - Robert W. Peevey; resigned Nov 1862. A.J. Flanagan.

Company G (Limestone Co) - John W. West; resigned.

Company H (Lawrence Co) - Richard D. Pickett; promoted and transferred to the 10th Alabama Infantry. Ezekiel Johnson.

Company I (Lauderdale Co) - J.W. Chisholm; captured Sept 1862. W.B. Taylor; resigned Aug 25, 1863. J.B. Patton; wounded Nov 30, 1864. H.B. Irvin.

Company K (Franklin Co) - "Red" Jones.

Images of the 35th Alabama Infantry Regiment

Colonel James W. Robertson

Resigned.

Private Burgess Miller

Captured at Vicksburg.

Sergeant William Valient Aldridge

Surrendered 17 May 1865.

Private Rufus Petty Aday

Amnesty Oath on 31 Aug 1865.

Major John Steele Dickson
Killed 30 Nov 1864.

Jackson Fisher


Rufus Columbia Hafley


Private James Henry Lawler

Private James Pinkney Peace


Major William Henry Hunt

Transferred.

Private Charles Miles Patterson Hampton

Transferred March 1864.

Private Stephen Eason
Killed 3 Oct 1862.

Sergeant Joseph Houston Allen


First Sergeant Daniel L. Downs Jr

Wounded 30 Nov 1864.

William Henry Fudge


Captain William Andrew Hansell

Transferred.

Chapman Stuart McGaughey


Private John Tyre Robertson

Resigned March of 1864.

Captain Thaddeus W. Felton

Killed 4 Oct 1862.

Private Frederick "Fred" Moseley Nelson

Discharged 1863.

Private William H. Pope

Transferred.

Private James Franklin Clement

Paroled 25 April 1865

Private William C. Elliott


Private James Wyatt Garrett


Colonel Samuel Spencer Ives

Wounded 30 Nov 1864.

Private Riley Brantley "Bud" Meadows

Deserted 28 December 1864.

Private William Merrill Smith


Captain Samuel D. Stewart

Killed 30 Nov 1864.

Private Jacob William Battle

Transferred.

Henry B. Brooks

First Lieutenant James Newton Clemmons

Wounded 5 Aug 1862.

Lieutenant Augustus Franklin Evans


Color Bearer Marcus D. L. Green

Wounded 20 July 1864.

Private Ezekiel Kennedy


Captain John Robert Mitchell

Surrendered Spring of 1865.

Private Lemuel Dillard Thomas


Works Cited

  • Alabama Department of Archives & History. 35th Alabama Infantry Regiment. 4 Dec. 1996. www.archives.alabama.gov/referenc/alamilor/35thinf.html. Accessed 14 Sept 2017.
  • Alabama Department of Archives & History. 35th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/voices/id/7177
  • Banning, Leroy F. Regimental History of the 35th Alabama Infantry Regiment 1862-1865. Heritage Books, 2008.
  • Goodloe, Albert Theodore. Some Rebel Relics from the Seat of War. Nashville, 1893.
  • Wyeth, John Allen. History of La Grange Military Academy and the Cadet Corps, 1857-1862, La Grange College, 1830-1857. Brewer Press, 1907.
  • Find A Grave. 35th Alabama Infantry. www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSsr=41&GSvcid=239348&. Accessed 15 Sept 2017.