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Alabama 34th Infantry (Confederate)

15 Apr 1862

31 Dec 1862

Participated in the Battle of Stones River at Murfreesboro, TN.

The Battle of Stones River
The Battle of Stones River

After his October 1862 defeat at Perryville in Kentucky, Gen. Braxton Bragg withdrew his army into middle Tennessee and resupplied his men near Murfreesboro. Read More

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Major John N. Slaughter.

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault.

Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault

19 Sep 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Patton Anderson, and Major General Thomas C. Hindman.

Brigadier General Patton Anderson

Major General Thomas C. Hindman

19 Sep 1863

Participated in the Battle of Chickamauga at Catoosa County, Georgia; Walker County, Georgia.

The Battle of Chickamauga
The Battle of Chickamauga

After the successful Tullahoma Campaign, Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans continued the Union offensive, aiming to force Gen. Braxton Bragg’s Confederate army out of Chattanooga.  Through a series of skillful marches towards the Confederate-held city, Rosecrans forced Bragg out of Chattanooga and into Georgia.  Determined to reoccupy the city, Bragg followed the Federals north, brushing with Rosecrans’ army at Davis’ Cross Roads.  While they marched on September 18th, his cavalry and infantry ski… Read More

22 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Julius C. B. Mitchell.

22 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Arthur Middleton Manigault.

Brigadier General Arthur Middleton Manigault

22 Jul 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General John C. Brown.

Brigadier General John C. Brown

22 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Atlanta at Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia.

The Battle of Atlanta
The Battle of Atlanta

Despite the defeat at Peach Tree Creek, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood still had hopes of driving Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Yankees from the outskirts of Atlanta with an offensive blow. On the night of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps to make 15-mile night march and assault the Union left flank east of the city, held by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee. Joining the attack with Hardee would be the corps of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Cheatham. Hood attac… Read More

28 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Ezra Church at Fulton County, Georgia.

The Battle of Ezra Church
The Battle of Ezra Church

After his July 22, 1864 victory at the Battle of Atlanta, with the Georgia Railroad cut, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman turned his attention to the Macon & Western and Atlanta & West Point Railroads, running southwest from the city. Prior to moving, Sherman adjusted his armies: Maj. Gen. John Schofield’s Army of the Ohio would hold the east edge of the city, while Maj. Gen. George Thomas’ Army of the Cumberland took up position to the north. Spearheading the movement to the southwest toward the Macon… Read More

31 Aug 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Patton Anderson.

Major General Patton Anderson

31 Aug 1864

Participated in the Battle of Jonesborough at Clayton County, Georgia.

The Battle of Jonesborough
The Battle of Jonesborough

By late August 1865, the city of Atlanta was not yet subdued by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's armies. A few supply lines remained open to the city supporting the army of Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood encircled there. Union cavalry raids inflicted only superficial damage, quickly repaired by the Confederates. Sherman determined that if he could destroy the Macon & Western and Atlanta & West Point Railroads to the south the Rebel army would be forced to evacuate the city. On August 25, Union infantry beg… Read More

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel John C. Carter.

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault, and Lieutenant Colonel William L. Butler.

Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault

Lieutenant Colonel William L. Butler

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Edward Johnson.

Major General Edward Johnson

30 Nov 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault.

Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault

30 Nov 1864

Participated in the Battle of Franklin (1864) at Franklin, Tennessee.

The Battle of Franklin (1864)
The Battle of Franklin (1864)

After allowing Maj. Gen. John Schofield’s Army of the Ohio to pass him near Spring Hill, Tennessee, the previous morning, Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood led his 30,000-man Army of Tennessee to the outskirts of Franklin on November 30th. Schofield's army had constructed a strong defensive line south of the town. Hood took a position two miles south of Schofield, with open, rolling farm land between them, and prepared to attack. At 4:00 p.m., over 20,000 Confederates moved forward east and west of the Columbia Pike… Read More

15 Dec 1864

Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel John C. Carter.

Lieutenant Colonel John C. Carter

15 Dec 1864

Assigned to the Brigade led by Lieutenant Colonel William L. Butler.

Lieutenant Colonel William L. Butler

15 Dec 1864

Assigned to the Division led by Major General Edward Johnson.

Major General Edward Johnson

15 Dec 1864

Participated in the Battle of Nashville at Nashville, Tennessee.

The Battle of Nashville
The Battle of Nashville

Despite a series of defeats in the closing days of November, 1864, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood continued to drag his bloodied Army of Tennessee, approximately 30,000 strong, north towards Nashville. The city was protected by 55,000 Union soldiers, which should have precluded further offensive operations, but Hood was determined and his situation was dire. Hood reached Nashville on December 2nd and staked out a position south of the city, hoping to draw the Union forces into a costly attack. Ulys… Read More

19 Mar 1865

Assigned to the Brigade led by Lieutenant Colonel John C. Carter.

Lieutenant Colonel John C. Carter

19 Mar 1865

Assigned to the Division led by Colonel John G. Coltart.

19 Mar 1865

Participated in the Battle of Bentonville at Bentonville, NC.

The Battle of Bentonville
The Battle of Bentonville

After his march to the sea, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman headed north in early 1865 to unite with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s army in Virginia. Only Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston’s army stood between Sherman and Grant. After briefly blocking Sherman’s advance at Averasboro, North Carolina on March 16, Johnston struck Maj. Gen. Henry Slocum's wing of Sherman’s army near Bentonville on March 19. The Confederates ran into stiff resistance, as Slocum established a defensive position. Johnston's assaults con… Read More