in command of brigade; Maj. John W. Wigginton commanding regiment.
No. 95—（1277) Perry's brigade paroled at Appomattox, April 9, 1865.
The Forty-Ninth Alabama infantry.
The Forty-ninth regiment was organized at Nashville
early in the year 1862, and brigaded in April, under Colonel Trabue
, in Breckinridge
It was first known as Hale
's Thirty-first, and some confusion has arisen in the documents of the War Records
between the Forty-ninth and Hundley
's Thirty-first regiment, but great pains have been taken in collecting the extracts below.
The first battle of this regiment was Shiloh
, April 6 and 7, 1862, when it was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Gilbreath
and fought nobly, losing quite a large number.
It was warmly praised by Colonel Trabue
It formed part of the defense of Vicksburg
during 1862, when Lieut. W. H. Boggess
was killed, and again at Baton Rouge
, August 15th, where it lost severely It followed Van Dorn
, and there again met heavy loss in the attack on that place.
The winter of 1862-63 was spent in the vicinity of Port Hudson
For a short time General Beall
commanded the brigade, then General Buford
At the long siege of Port Hudson
, the regiment lost a large number of its men; the balance were captured.
The regiment, when exchanged, was reorganized at Cahaba
, and assigned to General Scott
's brigade with the Twenty-seventh, Thirty-fifth, Fifty-fifth and Fiftysev-enth Alabama
Sent to Johnston
's army, the brigade, then in Loring
's division, wintered at Dalton
, taking part in the Dalton
, continually fighting and skirmishing, but with comparatively small loss until it came to Atlanta
, where many were sacrificed on the altar of patriotism.
The regiment, reduced to a paltry number, was merged into the Twenty-seventh, in July, 1864, by consolidation with the Twenty-seventh and Thirty-fifth Alabama, which had also been reduced to mere