Sources and Contributors
Back in 1990, there was very little information available about the activities and members of the 37th Alabama Infantry. Since that time, through countless emails, letters and packages, the following individuals have provided a tremendous amount and variety of information from family records, photographs, service records, diaries and other primary and secondary sources. In all, more than 200 fellow descendants, researchers and other interested parties have contributed in some way to the collected body of work that is presented on this website.

In many cases, an individual has provided invaluable support simply by pointing out a potential new source, proofreading/correcting earlier errors, or otherwise assisting the editor in this project. For this assistance of time and material, the editor is extremely grateful.

This project would not have been possible without the research contributions, dedication, sources and resourcefulness of the late Rex Miller whose book DOWDELL’S VOLUNTEERS inspired the project, and also of Dr. Gerald Golden whose "FRIENDS OF THE 37TH ALABAMA" newsletters sparked the editor to try to learn more about the personal stories of the men of the 37th Alabama.

Correspondents and Contributors:
Allread, Gail Luker
Anderson, Karon
Anderson, Ray
Andrews, Charles
Armstrong, Jeff
Astin, Robbie
Baker, Nelda
Balkcom, Jerry
Bartley, Paul
Bateman, L.E.
Baxter, W. Lynn
Beard, Wayne
Best, G.B.
Bentley, Randy
Bozeman, James C.
Brack, Glenda - Thanks for sending so much information over the years about so many different men!
Brewer, James
Brightwell, Joe
Brightwell, Martha
Bryan, Buddy - Thanks for all your support, your friendship, and the server upgrade!
Bryant, Chris
Bryant, Louis
Buck, David
Buckley, Mark L.
Burgess, Karen
Burney, S.L., IV - Thanks for the lengthy memoir of your namesake!
Butler, Jessica
Caldwell, James

Carlisle, Jeff
Carnley, Randell
Carr, Chuck
Cauthron, James
Chastain, Doyle
Clark, Don
Clower, Kerry
Colvin, Charles
Cooley, Joseph
Cowan, Dr. Gary
Crowe, Tom and Ginny
Dalkert, Marcia
Daniels, Margie
Dawsey, Scott - I am so glad we met, and so grateful for the hours you’ve devoted to digging through records, and for your time on the road visiting cemeteries. We all owe you!
Dean, Arthur ("Buck")
Denard, Debra
Denney, Thomas N.
Dodd, Penney
Doris, Ray
Doughtie, Nath C.
Dunne, John
Durrell, James
East, Amanda, Christopher P. and Charles R. - Thanks to your family for all the photos of grave markers and for the information gained from the trips to those cemeteries to find and document the final resting places for so many members of the regiment!
Ethridge, Dian
Evans, Betty and Bob
Fannin, John F.
Fargason, Clifford
Flynt, Michael M.
, Sam
Fowke, John
Fowler, Elza
Fowler, James
Fox, Margaret Wynne
Frazier, James
Fryxell, David
Gamez, Robert
Gardner, Bobby
Gates, Karen
Gentry, Tracy
Gilbert, Dr. Jeffery

Golden, Dr. Gerald - There are no words for all you’ve done to preserve the memory of the regiment! You truly are the best friend the 37th Alabama ever had.

Griffin, Herb
- Thank you for sending "the box"! It kept me busy for 3 years.

Groh, Steve
Grubbs, Bob
Hagans, Sharon Balkom
Hall, Ron
Hambrecht, F. Terry, M.D. - Senior Technical Advisor to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Hammack, Larry
Hammett, Roy
Hardy, Michael
Harl, Van E.
Harris, Jim - Thanks for the diary!!!!
Hartley, Joell
Helms, David
Hemmes, Eleanor Greene
Hillis, Deanie Cooley
Hobgood, William
Holcombe, Cathy
Holland, Mike - in grateful memory of his shared work on the Holland, Antley and Forrester families of Company G
Hubbard, Douglas
Hudson, Debra
Huebner, R.J.
Huffman, Jim
Humpries, Gannon
Hutto, Joel
Johnson, June
Johnson, Mark
Johnston, John P.
Johnston, Robert C., Jr.
Johnt, Janice Merrill - Thank you for all the photos of grave markers from so many cemeteries!
Jones, C.B.
Jones, Jimmy
Jones, Ken - Thanks for all you do in making so much information available to so many people, and for always asking the tough questions!
Jones, Mike
Jones, Richard
Jordan, Danny
Jordan, Teresa
Kaufman, Charlotte
Kelley, Pam
Kinney, Rose
Kirkland, Bud
Kirkland, Lee
Lanier, Trish
Larkin, Jep
Larson, Roy
Lawson, Ron
Lee, Charles
Lett, William B.
Lewis, Bill
Lewis, Brian
Lewis, Jon M.
Lewis, William
Linzey, Bob
Mack, Steve
Malone, Huey
McAllister, Brenda Majors
McCook, Linda
McCowin, Teresa
McCrite, Carol
McGhee, Billy J.
McGinty, Jerry
McLane, Matt
McLane, T.L.
McLendon, Bob
McKnight, Judy - I’ll be forever grateful for you lending me your copy of DOWDELL’s VOLUNTEERS
Medcalf, Al
Milton, Sheila
Miller, Bill
Miller, Sandy
Mooney, Bill
Moore, Phillip
Moore, Ray
Mumford, Bruce
Neal, Elaine
Norman, Mary - A very special thanks to you and your UDC friends and supporters for the efforts to conserve the Battle Flag of the 37th Alabama!
Palermo, Karen
Parker, Buddy
Parker, Wes
Parks, Robert
Peacock, Randy
Perry, Sid
Pisors, Sharon
Pitts, Alan J. - Thanks for all the research, expertise and the ongoing dialog you’ve provided.
Porter, Tonia
Purcell, Doug
Richardson, Ron
Riley, Mike
Rubel, Bob
Russo, Elizabeth DuBois
Santi, Ann
Scaife, Bill
Schall, Sheryl
Schuller, Vicky
Sells, John and Laura
Shockley, Sandy Johnson
Shockley, Michael
Simmons, John
Smith, Walter
Solomon, William R.
Sorenson, Karen Oslin
Summers, Carl
Sumner, Cheryll
Swaringen, Ken
Taylor, James
Terry, Jimmy
Thomasson, Curtis
Upchurch, Stuart
Upham, Kathye Payne
Waddell, Debbie
Wagner, Sybil Griffin
Walsh, Ruth Hasten
Walton, Dan
Watanuki, Brenda Best
Whatley, Mike
White, Richard
Whitehead, Kenneth
Williams, Greg
Williams, Ron
Wilson, Lacy
Wilson, Matt
Womack, Farris
Wood, William Greg
White, Bob
Yeager, Ron
Additional thanks to:
Dwayne Cox, Joyce Hicks and the research staff of the Special Collections & Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL

Bob Bradley of the Alabama State Archives, Montgomery, AL

And to all the participants at the Alabama in the Civil War online message board

And thanks for the correspondence from these e-mailers who may or may not be duplicated in the list above:
USERNAME: "amber"
USERNAME: "bcorb"
USERNAME: "Creandberry
USERNAME: "Debdinkboo"
USERNAME: "Jsouth"
USERNAME: "Neelhtak"
USERNAME: "SJaneane"

Other Sources and Resources:
Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
Auburn University,
Special Collections & Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL
Chattahoochie Valley Historical Society, Valley, AL
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD
Troy Public Library, Troy, AL

Online Sources and Resources:

Online Reference: Miller, Bill; The Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore., newspaper article of 11 Oct 2009: "Coughs Up Bullet: The unlikely sequel to a Civil War mystery"

Fighting Joe Wheeler Camp SCV Confederate Burial Registry.

Informational Posting by Adam Pierce to

Informational Posting by James F. Taylor to Southern Messenger CSA Memorial web site

Informational Posting by James Lee Weaver on Southern Messenger CSA Memorial web site

Informational Posting by Patrick Lee on Southern Messenger CSA Memorial web site

Informational Posting by Rick Pixler on Southern Messenger CSA Memorial web site

Ron Hall’s online rosters for the 37th AL CSA;

Online Genealogy: "Descendants of Greenberry Lee"

Online Genealogy: Belcher surname http://freepages.military.rootsweb#4294967173.enbel/alabama/alacivilwarfiles.html

Online Genealogy: citing as its sources as Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama; Thirty-Seventh Infantry; D-6, 1861-1865; National Archives Micfofilm M 311, Roll 369; LDS Microfilm 0880698.

Online Genealogy:

Online Genealogy:

Online Genealogy:

Online Genealogy: Joan Berry family genealogy citing as its source A.D. Price

Online Genealogy: Teresa Joyce

Online Genealogy: The Middlebrooks Family (maternal) Lineage of William S. Lane, Jr.

Online Genealogy: Victor Edward Hunter; "The Green Hunter Book," 1965

Online News Item: article: "Lowmans Settled in Searight Community" by Curtis Thomasson of THE ANDALUSIA STAR-NEWS, Andalusia AL

Online News Item: article: "Clark Ancestor Arrived in 1840" by Curtis Thomasson of THE ANDALUSIA STAR-NEWS, Andalusia AL dated 2002

Online Reference: 15th AL Regimental website <> citing the works of William C. Oates


Online Reference: "Confederate Soldiers/Sailors Buried in Coffee County, Alabama"

Online Reference: Definition of "Ensign" by James D. Allen's Civil War Dictionary <>

Online Reference: that also cites Confederate Pension as source of service information

Online Reference: National Archives and Records Administration home page Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration Spring 1994, vol. 26, no. 1 "Confederate Medical Personnel"

Online Reference: "Record Book of Confederate Soldiers, United Daughters of the Confederacy Case, Old Courthouse Museum,  Elizabeth C. Taylor, Vicksburg Chapter No. 77,  1958"

Online Reference: "Register of Confederate Dead Rock Island Illinois, compiled in the Office of the Commissioner for Marking Graves of Confederate Dead, War Department, 1912"

Online Reference: Report of Covington Rifles, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1586, Andalusia, Alabama "Known Gravesites of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Buried in Covington County, Alabama"

Online Reference: Tarleton State University, Dick Smith Library

Online Reference: Tennessee State Library and Archives - Confederate Pension Applications - Giles County TN

Online Reference: Tennessee State Library and Archives - Confederate Pension Applications - Humphrey County TN

Online Reference: USGenWeb posting by Glenda Brack research from Anniston AL Library includes Disability Pension Application of H.T. Bishop dated 5 June 1889 and supplemental filings

Online Reference: USGenWeb posting of Holley Cemetery information contributed by Roger G. Thornton

Online Reference: Vicksburg Parolee Website <> Editor: G. Zeman, Vicksburg National Military Park, Last update: Sunday, Jan 21, 2001

Online Reference: Individual Service Records of the Alabama Department of Archives and History <> updated 27 March 2002

Online Reference:   Talbot Cemetery, Chambers, Alabama;; File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Don L. Clark <>; A Photo of this cemetery can be seen at:; 1. Sacred to the Memory of Deacon James A. Talbot, born May 8th, 1816  Died June  25th, 1878 "Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of His saints." Psalm CXVI. 15th v.  (James A. Talbot was granted license to establish a ferry "where the center line of Section 29, Township 24, Range 25, crosses the Talapoosa River", on December 20, 1852.  This ferry was later owned and operated by members of the Fant family and was known as Fant's Ferry until it ceased to operate in 1922.   James A. Talbot, Captain, 37th AL Inf. Reg. CSA.  1860 Chambers County, AL Census,  H562 James A. Talbot 44M, Farmer, R$2,000, 6 slaves, P$6,000, born GA; Rosanna 46F, This cemetery is located in Section 29, Township 24N, Range 25E, Chambers County, Alabama.  This survey was made May, 1986, by the contributor. Copyright.  All rights reserved.

Online Reference    Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Printed Sources and Other Published Resources:
Reference Volume    Hoyt, Warren M., THE ABBEVILLE HERALD, Abbeville AL, article dated 16 Sep 1976

Reference Volume    Allardice, Bruce S.; MORE GENERALS IN GRAY

Reference Volume    Blanton, Summers & Summers, ed., I MUST TELL AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY - BENJAMIN F. MCPHERSON



Reference Volume    Brewer, Willis; WAR of the REBELLION

Reference Volume    Burney, S.L.; PERSONAL MEMOIRS ("The War Experiences of Veteran S. L. Burney Sr., being requested by the Fort Tyler Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy") courtesy of S.L. Burney IV

Reference Volume    Carlisle, T.J.; THE WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, Enterprise AL  7/24/1902

Reference Volume    Carlisle, T.J.; THE WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, Enterprise AL 5/8/1902

Reference Volume    Carlisle, T.J.; THE WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, Enterprise AL No. 8

Reference Volume    Carlisle, T.J.; THE WEEKLY ENTERPRISE, Enterprise AL No. IV

Reference Volume    Confederate Archive, Chap 5 File No 111, page 456, Broadfoot Publishing; card number 44663721

Reference Volume    CONFEDERATE MILITARY LAND UNITS, Compiled by W.J. Tancig © 1967  pg 18 citation of 37th AL "Henry Volunteers" (Company A), "Wiche Jackson Blues" (Company G)

Reference Volume    CONFEDERATE VETERAN magazine/Obituary of Andrew Jackson Richards

Reference Volume    CONFEDERATE VETERAN, Volume VIII, Number 1 Nashville, Tenn., February, 1901. "FAITHFULNESS---A HOSPITAL INCIDENT" by Rev. Jesse Wood, D. D. - Oxford, Ala.


Reference Volume    Crute,  Joseph H.; UNITS of the CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY

Reference Volume    Golden, Gerald; "FRIENDS OF THE 37TH ALABAMA" Newsletter of 8 Nov 1986

Reference Volume    Golden, Gerald; "FRIENDS OF THE 37TH ALABAMA" Newsletter of 4 March 1987

Reference Volume    Golden, Gerald; "FRIENDS OF THE 37TH ALABAMA" Newsletter of 24 Nov 1987

Reference Volume    Golden, Gerald; "FRIENDS OF THE 37TH ALABAMA" Newsletter of 4 April 1988

Reference Volume    Golden, Gerald; "FRIENDS OF THE 37TH ALABAMA" Newsletter of 19 May 1988

Reference Volume    Golden, Gerald; "FRIENDS OF THE 37TH ALABAMA" Newsletter of 15 Nov 1988

Reference Volume    Groom, Winston; SHROUDS OF GLORY

Reference Volume    Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs, Jr.; BENTONVILLE: THE FINAL BATTLE OF SHERMAN & JOHNSON

Reference Volume     Kitchens, Ben Earl; ROSECRANS MEETS PRICE: The Battle of Iuka, Mississippi, Thorwood Book Publishers, Florence, Alabama, 1987

Reference Volume    John Malcolm Culpepper newspaper interview, "Pioneers and Veterans," unknown source, possibly a Saltillo, Hopkins Co., TX paper, circa 1912-14

Reference Volume    Love, Bessie; "Story of a Confederate Flag" Auburn Special Collections

Reference Volume    McPherson, James M., ed.; THE ATLAS OF THE CIVIL WAR

Reference Volume    MEMORIAL RECORD of ALABAMA ILLUSTRATED, Vol I. Personal Memoirs of Henry County (Alabama)

Reference Volume    MEMORIAL RECORD of ALABAMA, Vol 1. Pg 742 (Brant & Fuller c. 1893)

Reference Volume    NARA; Reg Examination Board Report; Personal papers of Moses B. Green (Company A)

Reference Volume    National Archives Service Record of Burt Upchurch

Reference Volume    National Archives Service Record of Francis M Culpepper

Reference Volume    National Archives Service Record of John M Culpepper

Reference Volume    National Archives Service Record of W A Culpepper

Reference Volume    National Archives Service Record of W D Sessions

Reference Volume    National Archives Service Record of Wm W Culpepper

Reference Volume    Papers of David M Denney on file Auburn University Archives special collections


Reference Volume    Reports of Colonel Williams T. Withers, First Mississippi Light Artillery, of Operations December 26, 1862-January 2, 1863. OFFICIAL RECORDS:  Series 1, vol 17, Part 1 (Corinth) Volume XVII  WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX. Page 686



Reference Volume    Sifakis, Stewart; COMPENDIUM of the CONFEDERATE ARMIES, ALABAMA UNITS

Reference Volume    Sifakis, Stewart; WHO WAS WHO IN THE CIVIL WAR

Reference Volume    Tennessee State Library and Archive - Confederate Solidiers' Home Application Index

Reference Volume    "TRAGEDY AT DUCK HILL STATION, COLLISION OF THE JAMES BROWN & THE A. M. WEST" By Norman L. Ezell, (September 1990)

Reference Volume    Tuck, June E.; CIVIL WAR SHADOWS IN HOPKINS COUNTY, TEXAS, 1993

Reference Volume    Wells, Glenn; "HISTORY of the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - OZARK, ALABAMA" courtesy of Steve Groh

Reference Volume    Yoseloff, Thomas, ed.; BATTLES AND LEADERS OF THE CIVIL WAR (Vol II, pg. 736 and pg. 738; Vol III pp. 462-471 and pg. 549 and pg. 729)

Reference Volume    Excerpt of the letter of W.A. Stephens mentioning John Culpepper from WAR WAS THE PLACE, A CENTENNIAL COLLECTION OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER LETTERS, Old Oakbowery, Chambers County, Alabama, Chattahoochiee Valley Historical Society, Bulletin 5, November 1961, pp 86-87


37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry CSA
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