Regimental Offices
 
 
REGIMENTAL COMMANDING OFFICERS:
In Descending Chronological Order

Colonel James Ferguson Dowdell
Commanding Officer

Original commander of 37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry

Colonel W. W. Witherspoon
Provisional Commanding Officer

Commander of 36th MS, and given command of Provisional Regiment containing elements of 37th AL following Dowdell/Greene’s injuries at Corinth, Miss., winter 1862

Colonel William T. Withers
Provisional Commanding Officer

Commander of 1st MS Light Artillery, and given command of Provisional Regiment with combined command at Chickasaw Bayou, Miss., of the 37th AL and other detached regiments during the winter 1862-spring 1863 until Dowdell’s return

Lieutenant-Colonel William Franklin Slaton
Commanding Officer

Commanding Regiment at Demopolis, Ala., Parole Camp on 19 Oct 1863 (as Major) following medical retirement of Dowdell; Taken POW at Lookout Mountain TN 23 Nov 1863 (as Lt Col) while in command of Moore’s Brigade’s Pickets (apparently not in command of 37th AL regiment)

Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander A. Greene
Commanding Officer

Second in Command until becoming Commanding Officer by January 1864, and apparently commanding regiment as early as November 1863 (Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, both Chattanooga, Tenn.); Commanding regiment at Dalton, Ga. (Dec 1863-Feb 1864); Commanding regiment at numerous actions in Northern GA (spring-summer 1864); Killed in action 22 July 1864 during Battle of Atlanta

Captain Thomas J. Griffin (Company I)
Commanding Officer

Commanding 37th Regiment of Alabama Infantry CSA in Baker’s Brigade of Clayton’s Division of the Army of Tennessee on 31 July 1864

Captain Cincinnatus C. Pennington (Company F)
Commanding Officer

Commanding 37th Regiment of Alabama Infantry CSA in Baker’s of Clayton’s Division of Lee’s Corps of the Army of Tennessee on 31 Aug 1864 at Atlanta

Captain Moses B. Green (Company A)
Commanding Officer

Commanding 37th Alabama Infantry at Spanish Fort AL in October 1864

Colonel John H. Higley
Commanding Officer

Commanding Consolidated 37th Alabama Infantry (with 42nd & 54th AL in a temporary field consolidation) at Spanish Fort AL in November 1864

Captain James H. Johnson (Company B)
Commanding Officer

Commanding 37th Regiment of Alabama Infantry CSA on 31 Dec 1864

Captain Thomas B. Richards (Company H)
Commanding Officer

Commanding 37th Regiment of Alabama Infantry CSA on 19 March 1865 at Bentonville NC

Colonel J. A. Minter
Commanding Officer

Assigned Command on 9 Apr 1865 of Consolidated 37th Regiment of Alabama Infantry CSA (37th permanently combined with the 42nd & 54th AL); Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as Colonel of Consolidated 37th AL CSA


REGIMENTAL STAFF:

Major John Porter Warner Amerine
Staff Officer

Major Claiborn(e)E. Evans
Staff Officer

Captain John C. Meadows
Adjutant

Sergeant-Major Thomas L. Samford
Adjutant

W. M. Weaver
Adjutant

REGIMENTAL QUARTERMASTER DEPT.:

Captain Charles P. Rodgers
Regimental Quartermaster

Captain James C. Lewis
Assistant Quartermaster/Quartermaster

Second-Lieutenant John Marion Trammell
Quartermaster Clerk/Regimental Mail Carrier

Master-Sergeant G.W. Vann
Quartermaster Sergeant

Private Isador Mendheim
Regimental Tailor

ORDNANCE DEPT.:

First-Lieutenant Thomas Jefferson Carlisle
Regimental Ordnance Officer

Sergeant Samuel A. Majors
Ordnance Sergeant

Sergeant Clark W. Foster
Ordnance Sergeant

Sergeant Robert R. Moore
Ordnance Sergeant

COMMISSARY DEPT.:

Sergeant Richard D. Riviere
Commissary Sergeant

Private G. W. Vann
Assistant Commissary Sergeant

Private Winfield S.J. Lampkin
Assistant Commissary Sergeant

CHAPLAINCY:

Second-Corporal Larken Culbreath
Chaplain

Benjamin F. Perry
Chaplain

REGIMENTAL COLOR BEARERS/COLOR GUARD:

Ensign James M. Ables (1st Lieutenant equivalent rank)
Regimental Ensign

Sergeant Anderson F. Clifton
Regimental Color Guard

Private Nathan F. Glover
Regimental Color Guard

Private Benjamin Hampton Hammack
Regimental Color Bearer

Private Elias Harmon
Regimental Color Bearer

Private Leonard W. (Walt) Harmon
Regimental Color Guard

Corporal John P. K. Spence
Regimental Color Guard

Private "Jack" Summers
Regimental Color Bearer

Sergeant Joseph Tucker
Regimental Color Guard

Private Bird Jones
Color Guard - Company K

REGIMENTAL BAND:

A.J. Veal
Drum Major

Oscar D. Grout
Drum Major/Drummer

Thomas C. Lamar
Fife Major

Robert R. Moore
Regimental Bass Drum

Andrew J. Callahan
Regimental Drummer

______ Kennedy
Regimental Fifer

David Majors
Fifer

L.J. Ellenberry
Drummer

James Bracken
Drummer

James D. Hadaway
Drummer

D.N. Jeffries
Musician

Archibald C. Spears
Musician

James L. Thompson
Musician

MEDICAL DEPART.: (and those assigned to TEMPORARY MEDICAL DUTY)
See the individual biographies of these men for complete details of their medical service.

SURGEONS:
Oslin, John Wimblish
Regimental Chief Surgeon
1st Lieutenant


Barnett, J B
Rank Unknown

Postell, Phillip Smith
Rank Unknown

Davis, William M.
Rank Unknown

Fannin (Fanning), Joseph Brown
2nd Lieutenant-1st Lieutenant


ASSISTANT SURGEONS:
Neal, Vandy Marceullus
3rd Lieutenant-2nd Lieutenant

Manning, A.J.
Rank Unknown

Boroughs, William M.
2nd Lieutenant

Hill, B. A.
Private

Flake, Benjamin C. (F)
Private

Credille (Credile/Cridelle), William H.
Private


MEDICAL SUPPORT STAFF:
Dowdell, Algernon George
Hospital Ward Master
Private


Callahan, William B. ("Willie")
Hospital Steward
Private


Callahan, Andrew J.
Hospital Courier/Nurse
Private


Freeman, J.T.
Ambulance Driver
Private-Sergeant


White, John B.
"Ambulance Boy"
Private


Chandler, William L.
Medical Department Teamster
Private


Grace, George Thomas
Nurse/Hospital Cook
2nd Corporal


Pellum, Joel A.
Nurse/Hospital Cook
Private-Corporal


Brooks, Floyd T.
Nurse/Hospital Cook
Private


Forrester (Forester), Benjamin
Albert ("Singing Ben")
Hospital Cook
Private


Frazer (Frazier), William A. J.
Hospital Cook
Private


Haywood, James
Hospital Cook
Private


Moss, James D.
Hospital Cook
Private


Parker, Francis M.
Hospital Cook
Private


Wynn (Wynnes), James P.
Hospital Cook
Private


NURSES:

Those named here were at one time or another assigned to extra duty as a nurse. Some of these men may have been injured to a degree requiring hospitalization themselves, but were deemed well enough to assist the more seriously injured/sick.
Brunson, James P.
Callahan, Andrew J.
Crayton, Henry Clay
Culpepper, William Araspes
Dauphin, Daniel L. M.
Duncan (Dunkin), James M.
Givens, James Thomas (F)
Lard (Laird), W J
Manning, William H
Mathison (Matheson), John Wesley
Mears (Merers), Ebenezer C.
Murphy, Joseph M.
Phipps, Andrew, J.
Sessions, William ("Billy") Harry
Smith, Archibald ("Archie") W.
Starling (Sterling), William L.
Ussery, John C. (T)
Vineyard, John M.
Wood, James
Wood, Joseph
Wright, George Wesley
Blackman, K.P.
Adair (Adar), Johnathan J (W)*
Meadows, Willis V.*
Welch (Weelch), William*
*Possibly served as Nurse while hospitalized, but service not confirmed.


Last update 12 Sept 2012

 

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