|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 Additional thanks to:
Baxter, W. Lynn
Bozeman, James C.
Brack, Glenda - Thanks for sending so much information over the years about so many different men!
Bryan, Buddy - Thanks for all your support, your friendship, and the server upgrade!
Buckley, Mark L.
Burney, S.L., IV - Thanks for the lengthy memoir of your namesake!
Cowan, Dr. Gary
Crowe, Tom and Ginny
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")
Denney, Thomas N.
Doughtie, Nath C.
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!
Evans, Betty and Bob
Fannin, John F.
Flynt, Michael M.
Fox, Margaret Wynne
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.
Hagans, Sharon Balkom
Hambrecht, F. Terry, M.D. - Senior Technical Advisor to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Harl, Van E.
Harris, Jim - Thanks for the diary!!!!
Hemmes, Eleanor Greene
Hillis, Deanie Cooley
Holland, Mike - in grateful memory of his shared work on the Holland, Antley and Forrester families of Company G
Johnston, John P.
Johnston, Robert C., Jr.
Johnt, Janice Merrill - Thank you for all the photos of grave markers from so many cemeteries!
Jones, Ken - Thanks for all you do in making so much information available to so many people, and for always asking the tough questions!
Lett, William B.
Lewis, Jon M.
McGhee, Billy J.
McKnight, Judy - I’ll be forever grateful for you lending me your copy of DOWDELL’s VOLUNTEERS
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!
Pitts, Alan J. - Thanks for all the research, expertise and the ongoing dialog you’ve provided.
Russo, Elizabeth DuBois
Sells, John and Laura
Shockley, Sandy Johnson
Solomon, William R.
Sorenson, Karen Oslin
Upham, Kathye Payne
Wagner, Sybil Griffin
Walsh, Ruth Hasten
Watanuki, Brenda Best
Wood, William Greg
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"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 http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.lowndes/737
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; http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Quarter/5221/cwroster
Online Genealogy: "Descendants of Greenberry Lee" http://home.hiwaay.net/~davenpam/lee.htm
Online Genealogy: Belcher surname http://freepages.military.rootsweb#4294967173.enbel/alabama/alacivilwarfiles.html
Online Genealogy: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tmcgowin/elmore_military.htm 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: http://solaris.cc.vt.edu/pipermail/jarrell-l/2000-December/005236.html
Online Genealogy: http://www.flemingmultimedia.com/Personal/CSA/whatleys.html
Online Genealogy: http://www.gloverfamily.com/civilwar/samdpcsa.htm
Online Genealogy: Joan Berry family genealogy http://sciway3.net/clark/beaufort/cockcraft.html citing as its source A.D. Price
Online Genealogy: Teresa Joyce http://www.nefla.com/udc/ancestor.html
Online Genealogy: The Middlebrooks Family (maternal) Lineage of William S. Lane, Jr. http://www.gate.net/~doclane/maternal.htm
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 <http://www.mindspring.com/~redeagle/15AVC/muster.html> citing the works of William C. Oates
Online Reference: 1907 LIVING CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS of COFFEE COUNTY, ALABAMA http://www.angelfire.com/al2/coffeecounty/confederate1907.html
Online Reference: "Confederate Soldiers/Sailors Buried in Coffee County, Alabama" http://peariverramblings.homestead.com/files/coffee_county_reb_graves.txt
Online Reference: Definition of "Ensign" by James D. Allen's Civil War Dictionary <http://home.att.net/~al_6th_inf/dictionary.htm>
Online Reference: http://www.angelfire.com/tx3/RandysTexas/hsmith.html 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" http://www.nara.gov/publications/prologue/blanton.html firstname.lastname@example.org
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 <http://www.nps.gov/vick/parole/cp_a.htm> 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 <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm> updated 27 March 2002
Online Reference: Talbot Cemetery, Chambers, Alabama; http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/chambers/cemetery/talbot.txt; File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Don L. Clark <DONLC_99@yahoo.com>; A Photo of this cemetery can be seen at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/chambers/photos/talbot1.jpg; 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 http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000464
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; ALABAMA: HER HISTORY, RESOURCES, WAR RECORD and PUBLIC MEN
Reference Volume Bradley, Mark L., LAST STAND IN THE CAROLINAS: THE BATTTLE OF BENTONVILLE
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 Cozzens, Peter; THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR: THE BATTLES OF IUKA AND CORINTH
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 PROCEEDINGS OF A GENERAL COURT MARTIAL CONVENED AT COLUMBUS, MISS BY VIRTUE OF THE FOLLOWING ORDER HEAD QUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT SPECIAL ORDER TUPELO, JUNE 18,1862 (Alonza Wood's Court Martial Proceedings)
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 Scaife, William R.; ORDER OF BATTLE: FEDERAL AND CONFEDERATE FORCES ENGAGED IN THE BATTLE OF ATLANTA
Reference Volume Schroeder-Lein, Glenna R.; CONFEDERATE HOSPITALS ON THE MOVE, SAMUEL H. STOUT AND THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE
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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