Alabama State Militia Generals

DixieRifles

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I thought the answer would be found in Confederate Military History. The volume on Alabama is arranged differently than most of the volumes. It has a chapter on War of 1812, one on the political steps to secession, organizing the military and then a short chapter on the entire war. It then has a brief history of every regiment followed by a time-line of every battle, large and small, where Alabama troops fought in. Biographies of generals are at the end.
This is the only thing I could find that mentioned general of the state militia.

Brig-General Michael J. Bulger moved to Montgomery in 1823. He was elected Major of the Alabama militia in the 1830's. In 1838, he moved to Tallapoosa county. Soon afterwards he was elected brigadier-general, and held that position until 1861.

Michael J. Bulger

It is odd that there is no mention of an Adjutant General of Alabama or any state militia. I will flip through the unit histories to see if there is anything there.
 

John Wolf Smith

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I thought the answer would be found in Confederate Military History. The volume on Alabama is arranged differently than most of the volumes. It has a chapter on War of 1812, one on the political steps to secession, organizing the military and then a short chapter on the entire war. It then has a brief history of every regiment followed by a time-line of every battle, large and small, where Alabama troops fought in. Biographies of generals are at the end.
This is the only thing I could find that mentioned general of the state militia.

Brig-General Michael J. Bulger moved to Montgomery in 1823. He was elected Major of the Alabama militia in the 1830's. In 1838, he moved to Tallapoosa county. Soon afterwards he was elected brigadier-general, and held that position until 1861.

Michael J. Bulger

It is odd that there is no mention of an Adjutant General of Alabama or any state militia. I will flip through the unit histories to see if there is anything there.
Thanks.
 
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Some I could find via google search etc:

Jeremiah Clemens, Major General of Alabama Militia in 1861 (resigned in the same year, not supporting the Confederacy)
Hugh Parks Watson, Adjutant-General of Alabama Militia during the war
William Kerr, Major General, 3rd Division of Alabama Militia
Thomas J. Butler, Brigadier General, 9th Brigade of Alabama Militia
Samuel D. Weakley (born 1812), Major General of Alabama Militia in 1861 (served for 18 months)
Samuel K. Rayburn, Major General of Alabama Militia in 1861 (resigned in 1862, then served as officer in the 48th Ala. Infantry)
A.M. Gibson, elected Brigadier General, 12th Brigade, 7th Division of Alabama Militia in 1861 (don´t know if he served as such)
 

John Wolf Smith

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Some I could find via google search etc:

Jeremiah Clemens, Major General of Alabama Militia in 1861 (resigned in the same year, not supporting the Confederacy)
Hugh Parks Watson, Adjutant-General of Alabama Militia during the war
William Kerr, Major General, 3rd Division of Alabama Militia
Thomas J. Butler, Brigadier General, 9th Brigade of Alabama Militia
Samuel D. Weakley (born 1812), Major General of Alabama Militia in 1861 (served for 18 months)
Samuel K. Rayburn, Major General of Alabama Militia in 1861 (resigned in 1862, then served as officer in the 48th Ala. Infantry)
A.M. Gibson, elected Brigadier General, 12th Brigade, 7th Division of Alabama Militia in 1861 (don´t know if he served as such)
Thanks.
 

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MERIDIAN, February 10, 1865.
Brig. Gen. D. W. ADAMS, Montevallo, Ala.:

The Third and Fourth Regiments of Alabama Reserves were relieved from duty at Mobile on 7th instant, and ordered to report to you for orders respectively at Selma and Montgomery. You will use them in garrisoning points in your district and furnishing adequate guard for the post of Cahawba.

This order was taken from Vol. XLIX/1, p. 968.
 

John Wolf Smith

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MERIDIAN, February 10, 1865.
Brig. Gen. D. W. ADAMS, Montevallo, Ala.:

The Third and Fourth Regiments of Alabama Reserves were relieved from duty at Mobile on 7th instant, and ordered to report to you for orders respectively at Selma and Montgomery. You will use them in garrisoning points in your district and furnishing adequate guard for the post of Cahawba.

This order was taken from Vol. XLIX/1, p. 968.
Thanks.
 
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