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New guy. Tell me about 7th AL Cav.

Discussion in 'Researching Your Civil War Ancestry' started by ki4fkw, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. ki4fkw

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    I am fairly new to the civil war research scene and know very little. My 3rd great-grandfather was Edmond Thomas Ingram. He was a private CSA Army, Co A, 7th Regiment - AL Calvary.

    School me on his battle unit, please.
     

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  3. Legion Para

    Legion Para Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Welcome to the forum ki4fkw.

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    Seventh AlabamaCavalry Regiment

    This Seventh was organized at Newbern, in Greene, July 22, 1863, and was raised as part of the brigade of Gen. Clanton. Ordered to Pollard, the regiment remained in that vicinity for nearly a year. In the fall of 1864, the Seventh reported to Gen. Forrest at Corinth, and was assigned to Rucker's brigade. It took part in the raid on Johnsonville, and was engaged in the fighting as Hood moved up to Nashville. The Seventh also bore the brunt of the night attack of the enemy at Brentwood, suffering severely in killed and wounded. During Hood's retreat, the regiment fought daily and nightly, repelling the repeated assaults of the enemy's swarm of cavalry. When the Seventh reached Corinth, only 64 rank and file (effective) were left of the 350 with which it began the campaign. After recruiting a few weeks, the regiment joined Gen. Buford, at Montevallo, 300 strong. Ordered to west Florida, the Seventh reached Greenville, then turned and confronted Wilson's corps from Benton to Girard, fighting and obstructing his march. At Girard the regiment was in the line, and took part in the last fighting of the great war. It moved by way of Dadeville and Wetumpka, and surrendered at Gainesville, May 14, 1865.

    http://www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/alamilor/7thcav.html


    As the 7th Alabama was associated with General Forrest, I invite you to visit the Forrest forum.
    http://civilwartalk.com/forums/nathan-b-forrest.176/

     
  5. Legion Para

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    7th Alabama Cavalry Regiment
    • Prude, Alfred Marion. Amazon of Seventh Alabama Cavalry. Pratt City, AL, 1916
    • Prude, Alfred Marion. One night on picket. Pratt City, AL : A. M. Prude, 1917.
    • History of the Seventh Alabama Cavalry Regiment : including Capt. Charles P. Storr's troop of University of Alabama cadet volunteers. University, AL : Confederate Publishing Co., 1984 [includes muster roll]

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    Welcome. This site : http://www.archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/index.cfm has recently crashed. I understand they're in the process of bringing it back to life. Once it's back online, you may be able to get info on your're ancestors service. Keep checking.
     
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    I actually bought that book last night on Amazon.
     
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  9. ki4fkw

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    Yeah, I noticed.

    So far, all I have been able to find is his Confederate pension on Ancestry.
     
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    Welcome to the group from middle Alabama, it is good to have you join us.
     
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    Thanks for the quick replies and hospitality, everyone. I am from the Calhoun County, AL area.
     
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    There are three Compiled Service Records available from NARA in the Seventh Alabama Cavalry that might be him, or brothers/cousins. The names don't match exactly, but that's not unusual with such records -- Thomas C. R. Ingraham, John F. Ingram, and E. Ingram. Here they are, and welcome to CWT!
     

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    Welcome and good luck with your research.
     
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    Hello and welcome from Pennsylvania!
     
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    I can't advise you about your ancestor's unit, but others will do that in great detail. In the meantime, I'll welcome you from the great state of Missouri!
     
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    For E. Ingram, what does it mean about him being under arrest?

    It notes Randolph County. The family was from the Clay / Randolph area. Co A. is correct. May just be him.
     
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