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Hilliard's Legion, Alabama Volunteers

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Hilliard's Legion, Alabama Volunteers

Hilliard's Legion, Alabama Volunteers, were organized in Montgomery, Alabama in June of 1862, the Legion was comprised of almost 3,000 men. Battle Unit Details-The Civil War Hilliard's Legion, Alabama Volunteers, Hilliard's Legion.

In November, 1863, it was dissolved. Parts of the 1st and 3rd Battalions formed the 60th Alabama Regiment, and the 2nd and 4th Battalions became the 59th Alabama Regiment. Three companies of the 1st Battalion formed the 23rd Alabama Battalion Sharpshooters. Its colonels were Henry W. Hilliard and Jack Thorington. The 1st Battalion was commanded by Lieutenant Colonels John H. Holt and Jack Thorington, and Major Daniel S. Troy; the 2nd Battalion by Lieutenant Colonel Bolling Hall, Jr. and Major William T. Stubblefield; the 3rd Battalion by Lieutenant Colonel John W.A. Sanford and Major Hatch Cook; and the 4th Battalion by Majors John D. McLennen and William N. Reeves.

The Legion was composed of five battalions:

  • One mounted battalion became part of 10th Confederate Cavalry Regiment.
  • Artillery Arm was detached and redesigned into Barbour Light Artillery.
  • Parts of 1st and 3rd Battalions were formed into 60th Alabama Regiment.
  • 2nd and 4th Battalion became 59th Alabama Regiment
  • Three companies of 1st Battalion formed 23rd Alabama Battalion Sharpshooters.

1st Battalion

  • 1st Battalion commanded by Lieutenant Colonels John H. Holt and Jack Thorington, Major Daniel S. Troy.
1st Battalion Co. "A" was organized in Montgomery County. Surnames include:
1st Battalion Co. "B" was organized in Butler County. Surnames include:
1st Battalion Co. "C" was organized in Chambers County. Surnames include:
1st Battalion Co. "D" was organized in Lowndes County. Surnames include:
1st Battalion Co. "E" was organized in Barbour County. Surnames include:

2nd Battalion

  • 2nd Battalion commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Bolling Hall Jr. and Major William T. Stubblefield.

3rd Battalion

  • 3rd Battalion commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John W. A. Sanford and Major Hatch Cook
Company A:
Company B:
Company C: Calvary Teal

4th Battalion

  • 4th Battalion commanded by Majors John D. McLennen and William N. Reeves

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