10TH ALABAMA INFANTRY A Virtual Cemetery created by: Hutch
Description: Organized at Montgomery June 1861 with men from Calhoun, Dekalb, Jefferson, St Clair, Shelby and Talladega counties. It went to Virginia a month later. It saw it's first action when it was attacked at Dranesville where it lost 21 killed and 64 wounded. The regiment marched to the Peninsula where it was shelled at Yorktown. It fought at Williamsburg where it lost 85 killed and wounded. It was held in reserve at Seven Pines and suffered lightly. The 10th took a conspicuous part in the battles of Gaines' Mill and Frazier's Farm but suffered over 200 casualties. It suffered 30 casualties at 2nd Manassas. At Sharpsburg, the casualty rate was greater than 50% of the 200 men present. It suffered lightly at Hazel River and Fredericksburg. Of the 400 men engaged at Salem, 120 were casualties. At Gettysburg the 10th was present with 450 men and lost 175 killed and wounded. It lost about 50 men at the Wilderness and about 60 at Spotsylvania. It lost 20 men at 2nd Cold Harbor and in the months of June through August 1864 it participated in the struggles around Petersburg with severe losses. At Appomattox, the regiment surrendered 10 commissioned officers and 208 men.