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Forty-Eighth Alabama Infantry

Source: Evans, Gen. Clement A, ed. Confederate Military History. Confederate Publishing Company, 1899. VIII:660-661.

"This regiment enlisted for three years at Auburn, May 22, 1862, with 1097 men. A few weeks later it reached Virginia, and was attached to Gen. Taliaferros brigade, of Jacksons division, with the Forty-seventh Alabama, and three Virginia regiments. The Forty-eighth was first engaged in the battle at Cedar Run, with severe loss; and at the second Manassas was again a sufferer. It was part of the investing force at Harpers Ferry, and was badly mutilated at Sharpsburg. During the winter the Forty-eighth was placed in the brigade of Gen. Law of Macon (with the Fourth, Fifteenth, Forty-fourth, and Forty-seventh Alabama regiments), Hoods division, Longstreets corps. The regiment was under fire at Fredericksburg, and fought with light loss at Suffolk. It moved into Pennsylvania, and its colors floated highest on the rocky heights of Gettysburg, where it was fearfully punished. Ten weeks later, as part of Longstreets corps, the regiment was where the lightning of battle flashed brightest, and its thunder pealed loudest at Chicamauga. It was hotly engaged at Lookout Valley, and at Knoxville; and passed the winter in east Tennessee. Rejoining the army of Northern Virginia, the Forty-eighth fought at the Wilderness and Spottsylvania, and its long list of casualties bore testimony to its conduct. From that time to the end, at Hanover Junction, the second Cold Harbor, Bermuda Hundreds, Petersburg, Fussells Mill, Fort Harrison, Darbytown Road, Williamsburg Road, and Farmville, the regiment was almost constantly on active and perilous duty. Its colors were furled at Appomattox. Over 150 of its men had fallen in battle, 165 died in the service, and 125 had been discharged or transferred."

Field and Staff

Colonels: James L. Sheffield of Marshall; wounded at Cedar Run; resigned. Wm. C. Oates of Henry; wounded at Fussells Mill.

Lieutenant Colonels: A.A. Hughes of Cherokee; resigned. Jesse J. Aldridge of Blount; resigned. W.M. Hardwick of Cherokee; captured on Furlough.

Majors: Enoch Aldridge of Blount; wounded at Cedar Run; resigned. Wm. M. Hardwick; promoted. J.W. Wigginton of Calhoun.

Adjutants: Thomas B. Harris of Marshall; wounded at Cedar Run; resigned. T.J. Eubanks of Marshall; transferred to line. H.S. Figures of Madison; killed at the Wilderness. F.M. Kitchell..

Of the ten companies that served in the Forty-Eighth Alabama, two of those were from Blount County, Alabama.

Blount County Companies in the Forty-Eighth Alabama Infantry

Captain Aldridges Company. Andrew J. Aldridge; resigned. Jesse J. Aldridge; promoted. R. Graves.

Captain Ellis Company. Reuben Ellis; wounded at Cedar Run; resigned. J. Edwards.

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Captain A.J. Alldridge (Alldredge) Company of the 48th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, C.S.A.

Muster Roll of May 30, 1862

Source: Blount County Historical Society, Alabama Reunion Edition of the Heritage of Blount County (Oneonta, AL: Blount County Historical Society, 1989), 202. The editor appends a note to the muster roll: "There may be errors due to script used in 1862."

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48th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, Captain Rubin Ellis Company

Muster Roll of May 30, 1862

Source: Blount County Historical Society, Alabama Reunion Edition of the Heritage of Blount County (Oneonta, AL: Blount County Historical Society, 1989), 202. The editor appends a note to the muster roll: "There may be errors due to script used in 1862."

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