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Alabama 42nd Infantry (Confederate)

5/16/62

Organized - Alabama 42nd Infantry - Alabama

10/3/62

Battle - Battle of Corinth - Corinth, Mississippi

Battle of Corinth
Battle of Corinth

Not to be confused with Siege of Corinth. Also known as Second Battle of Corinth.READ MORE

5/18/63

Leadership Change - Division - Major General John H. Forney

Major GeneralJohn H. Forney

5/18/63

Battle - Vicksburg - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburg
Vicksburg

In mid-May, 1863, after six months of unsuccessful attempts, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee finally converged on Vicksburg, defended by a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton. Capture of the Mississippi River town was critical to Union control of the strategic river. Vicksburg was located on a high river bluff defended with artillery, and Pemberton's men had constructed a series of fortifications in an 8-mile arc surrounding the city on the landward side. After crossing the…READ MORE

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Regiment - Captain Robert K. Wells

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Colonel John H. Higley

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Division - Major General Henry D. Clayton

Major GeneralHenry D. Clayton

7/22/64

Battle - Atlanta - Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia

Atlanta
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

8/31/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General Alpheus Baker

Brigadier GeneralAlpheus Baker

8/31/64

Battle - Jonesborough - Clayton County, Georgia

Jonesborough
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

4/9/65

Mustered Out - Alabama 42nd Infantry - Alabama

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