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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Battles of the Western army in which Albama troops were engaged. (search)
oss 20.—Federal, total loss 80. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 7th, 51st, 53d Cav., and 1st, 3d, 8th, 10th Conf. Cav. Stone Mt. Rd., Ga., July 15. Total loss 25.—Federal, total loss 90. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 7th, 51st, 53d Cav., and 1st, 3d, 8th, 10th Conf. Decatur Rd., Ga., July 16 to 19. Total loss 37.—Federal, total loss 135. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 7th, 51st, 53d Cav., and 1st, 3d, 8th, 10th Conf. Cav. Buckhead, etc., Ga., July 17. Total loss 49.—Federal, total loss 220. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 7th, 51st, 53d Cav., and 1st, 3d, 8th, 10th Conf. Cav. Near Decatur, Ga., July 18. Total loss 20.—Federal, total loss 80. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 7th, 51st, 53d Cav., and 1st, 3d, 8th, 10th Conf. Cav. R. R. Crossing, Ga., July 18. Total loss 10.—Federal, total loss 90. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 7th, 51st, 53d Cav., and 1st, 3d, 8th, 10th Conf. Cav. Decatur
ed, he went to Fort Morgan with the Talladega artillery, of which he was a lieutenant. This was in February, 1861. After remaining at Fort Morgan six weeks, the company returned to camp at Talladega, where it was reorganized, with Shelley as captain, and assigned to the Fifth Alabama regiment, which, under the command of Col. R. E. Rodes, was sent to Virginia. Though not actively engaged in the first battle of Manassas, Captain Shelley's company was on picket duty at Parr's cross-roads, July 17th, where it was assailed by a strong force of the enemy. After a spirited combat of several hours the company was withdrawn, with the loss of two wounded. The enemy's loss was much greater. While in Virginia he was present at First Manassas, was engaged in a night skirmish in the Peninsula, and a cavalry skirmish near Accotink. In January, 1862, he was authorized to recruit a regiment, and of this command, known as the Thirtieth Alabama infantry, he was elected colonel, and commissioned i