Starting with interest in his own grandfather, John C. Green a private in Company B of the 38th Alabama Infantry, Arthur E. Green soon found himself searching through published and unpublished sources about this unit. The culmination of his research is his recently published book, Southerners at War - The Thirty Eighth Infantry Volunteers. In addition to describing this unit's military role, Green has complied a very detailed roster of the nearly 1,5000 officers and men of the 38th Alabama Volunteer.
The 38th Alabama was formed at Mobile in 1862 and assigned to the Army of Tennessee in 1863. The 38th Alabama left Mobile with 830 men and was surrendered on May 4, 1865, at Citronelle, Alabama, with only 80 brave soldiers remaining. This illustrious group of valiant men fought at Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Mountain, Dalton, Resaca, Atlanta, Nashville, Tennessee and Spanish Fort, Alabama.
Currently researching other Confederate units and working on a new book on the Regimental History of 43rd Alabama Infantry Volunteers, Art Green is still consumed with interest in the 38th Alabama Volunteers. Descendants and other interested researchers are welcome to contact
Art Green by e-mail.
Alabama Civil War Regimental Histories - Dr. Ken Jones, a fellow librarian, maintains an excellent site with many useful references for additional sources.Last updated 6 April 2002
Ken Jones' links to other Regimental HistoriesPlease contact me about corrections and/or additions. [email protected]
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