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Alabama (US):

 

 

a. allgemeines:

 

zu den Unionstruppen aus Alabama und zur pro-unionistischen Stimmung in Nordalabama bei Kriegsanfang: +++

- **Hoole, William S.: Alabama Tories: The First Alabama Cavalry U.S.A., 1862-65. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Confederate Publishing Compa­ny Inc., 1960

- **Thompson, Wesley S.: The Free State of Winston (Winfield, Ala.: Pareil Press, 1968)

- **Willett: The Lightning Mule Brigade, a.a.O., S. 18, 22

 

 

b. Cavalry:

 

1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment (US):

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Old):

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (New):

 

Overview:

Organized at Huntsville, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn., October, 1862. Attached to Cavalry Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, January to March, 1863. Cavalry Brigade, District of Corinth, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Cavalry 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1864. Headquarters 16th Army Corps to September, 1864. Unattached 15th Army Corps to November, 1864. Unattached 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865. District Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in District of Corinth, Miss., till June, 1863. Action at Cherokee Station, Ala., December 12, 1862. Chewalla, Tenn., January 20, 1863. Tuscumbia, Ala., February 22. Bear Creek March 3. Carroll County (Cos. "H" and "L") April 4. Glendale April 14. Dodge's Expedition to North Alabama April 15-May 8. Barton's Station April 16-17. Dickson, Great Bear Creek, Cherokee Station and Lundy's Lane April 17. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., May 2-8. King's Creek, near Tupelo, May 5. Burnsville, Miss., June 11. Ripley Aug. 3. Vincent's Cross Roads and Bay Springs, Ala., October 26. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R. November 3-5. Colliersville, Tenn., November 3. Moscow, Miss., November 4. Camp Davies, Miss., November 22 (Detachment). Operations on Memphis & Charleston R.R. against Lee's attack November 28-December 10. Molino November 28. Wolf River Bridge December 4. Expedition toward Tuscumbia, Ala., December 9-24. Jack's Creek December 24. Expedition from Memphis to Wyatt's, Miss., February 6-18, 1864 (Detachment). Coldwater Ferry February 8. Near Senatobia February 8-9. Wyatt's February 13. Operations against Forrest, in West Tennessee and Kentucky, February 16-April 14. Reconnoissance down Tennessee River to Triana April 12-16 (Detachment). Decatur, Ala., April 17. Atlanta Campaign May to September. Movements on Dalton May 5-9. Snake Creek Gap May 10-12. Battle of Resaca May 13-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Battles about Dallas May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain Mountain June 10-July 2. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochee River July 6-17. Cove Springs July 8. Expedition to Centre, Ala., July 11-13. Decatur July 19-22. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Scout to Cedar Bluff, Ala., July 28-29. Expedition from Rome to Jacksonville, Ala., August 11-15. Buchanan August 15. Coreysville August 20. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Bolensville September 3. Rome September 6. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Ball's Ferry, Oconee River, November 24-25. Waynesboro November 27-29. Briar Creek December 4. Little Ogeechee River December 4. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. River's Bridge, S. C., February 7. Williston February 8. Near White Post February 8. Aiken February 11. Gunther's Bridge February 14. Rockingham, N. C., March 7. Monroe's Cross Roads March 10. Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Faisson's Depot March 30-31. Roachland April 1. Mt. Pleasant April 11. Occupation of Raleigh April 13. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his Army. Ordered to Dept. of the Cumberland May. Duty in District of Northern Alabama and at Huntsville, Ala., till October. Mustered out October 20, 1865.

 

Col Thomas W. *Sweeny erhielt am 8.12.1862 während Grant's Overland Campaign den Befehl zu einer bewaffneten Aufklärung von Corinth nach Osten bis Muscle Shoals entlang der Memphis & Charleston Railroad ( Bearss, Vicksburg Campaign, a.a.O., I 277). Parallel hierzu befahl Grant einen Raid auf die nach Süden führende Mobile & Ohio Railroad durch die Cavalry von Col T. Lyle *Dickey (von Spring Dale in östlicher Richtung) und BrigGen Grenville M. *Dodge von Corinth nach Süden entlang der Mobi­le & Ohio Railroad ( Bearss, a.a.O., I 276-77). Sweeny 's Command bestand aus 1st Alabama Cavalry (US), 52nd Illinois Infan­try, 66th Indiana Infantry, 2nd und 7th Iowa Infantry ( Bearrs, a.a.O., S. 277 Anm. 6). Am 12.12.1862 traf die 1st Alabama Caval­ry (US) bei Cherokee / Alabama mit einer Patrouille von LtCol James M. Warren’s Alabama Cavalry Bataillon zusammen. Nach ei­nem Gefecht zogen sich die CS-Truppen bis Little Bear Creek zurück, hart verfolgt vom 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment.

 

Documents/Literature:

- **Hoole, William S.: Alabama Tories: The First Alabama Cavalry U.S.A., 1862-65. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Confederate Publishing Compa­ny Inc., 1960

- **Todd, Glenda M.: First Alabama Cavalry, USA: Hommage to Patriotism (Heritage Books); 408pp, Index, Illustrated, Biblio

 

Independent Alabama Cavalry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

 

c. Artillery:

 

Ward's Battery, Alabama Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

 

 

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