13TH ALABAMA INFANTRY A Virtual Cemetery created by: Hutch
Description: The 13th was formed at Montgomery July 19,1861 with men from Butler, Coosa, Elmore, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Talladega, Tallapoosa and Wilcox counties. It at once proceeded to Virginia. It lay at Yorktown until the Army fell back on Richmond the next Spring. It was warmly engaged at Seven Pines losing 7 killed and 45 wounded. Held in reserve during the battles in front of Richmond, it was still subjected to a destructive fire from which it suffered 101 killed and wounded. It took part in the first Maryland Campaign losing lightly at Boonsboro and heavily at Sharpsburg. It suffered lightly at Fredericksburg. At Chancellorsville, the 13th lost 140 of the 460 men with which it went into battle. At Gettysburg it lost 50% of the 308 men engaged. It's losses were heavy at the Wilderness. It took part in the fighting around Petersburg and surrendered six officers and 85 men at Appomattox.