Sixty-Third Alabama
Infantry Regiment

This regiment was organized at Blakeley, in July 1864, and nearly all of the men except two companies ("A'' and "B") were conscripts from various parts of the State, the officers being mostly veterans. The regiment remained in the defenses of Mobile till ordered to Spanish Fort, three days before the place was invested, March 1865. It was, with the Sixty-second, a part of Gen. Thomas' brigade, and lost several killed and wounded during the first six days' operations at Spanish Fort. Relieved, and sent to Blakeley, the Sixty-third arrived there in time to share in all the privations and perils of that siege. After some loss, it was captured with the fortress, April 9, 1865, about 300 in number, and exchanged just prior to the surrender of the department.


Field and Staff

Colonels -- Oland S. Rice; till re-organized. Junius A. Law of Macon; captured at Blakeley.

Lieut. Colonels -- Junius A. Law; promoted. John H. Echols of Macon; captured at Blakeley.

Majors -- John H. Echols; promoted. I. W. Suttle of Coosa; captured at Spanish Fort.

Adjutants -- David Johnston of Macon, (acting); captured at Blakeley.

The following were captains in the regiment:

James Armstrong, W. C. Zimmerman, Charles W. Martin, Alto V. Lee, Spottswood Garland, all captured at Blakeley; and I. W. Suttle, promoted, succeeded by ... Johnson, killed at Spanish Fort.

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Created: 3/11/97