Alan J. Pitts
Col. James M. Warren, 5th & 10th Cav. Regts....
Sat May 26 12:24:42 2001
Looking up the 149th Indiana Infantry in Dyer's Compendium (vol 3:1157-58), we read the following:
149th REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in March 1, 1865. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., March 3; thence moved to Decatur, Ala., and garrison and guard duty there till September. Regiment received the surrender of Generals Roddy and Warren. Mustered out September 27, 1865. Lost during service 43 by disease.
"Warren" is doubtless Jim Warren of the 10th Alabama Cavalry, so that information matches exactly. It's interesting how the pieces tie together like a crossword puzzle. It's also interesting that Federal soldiers who left home within weeks of Appomattox and probably never fired a musket in action received the surrender of these Alabama veterans. Actual site was more likely Pond Spring (modern-day Wheeler) or Danville rather than Decatur.
Concerning the 16th Alabama, by the end of the war quite a number of surviving members had left the unit. Looks like many found their way into the 10th Alabama Cavalry. About thirty or so -- all that was left of the entire 16th Alabama --surrendered in North Carolina as consolidated Co. "D", 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment.
Lee Hughes, Sat May 26 14:01
Alan J. Pitts, Sat May 26 15:47
Two more questions!
Lee, Sun Jun 3 10:55