ADDITIONAL SOURCES

A great amount of online resources such as books.google.com have increased since my original publication of this page in June 30, 1997. I'll continue to update this page as references and suggestions arrive.

Alabama Civil War Service Cards File

External link: www.archives.alabama.gov

Brewer's Alabama

Pages 629-630. Brief historical sketches of the military organizations raised in Alabama for Confederate service. External link: www.archives.alabama.gov

Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry

Compiled by Stephen Barker. External link: home.windstream.net. Link verified 02-18-2010.

Confederate Military History

Pages 134-137. Volume VII. External link: books.google.com.

Echoes of Glory

Page 153. Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy. Time-Life Books. Photo of Private Beck's trousers, which he was wearing when he was wounded at the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864.

Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861–1865

Page 2. H.P. Acker of Sulphur Springs, Texas was born March 15, 1844, near Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama. Enlisted October 15, 1861 in the town of Talladega as Private in Company H, 25th Alabama Regiment; First Captain, Ed Turner; First Colonel, I.K. Loomat. Was never wounded. Was taken prisoner July 3, 1864, and sent to Camp Morton, Indiana and remained there until May 18, 1865. Here we received very hard fare and bad treatment. I remained a private during the entire war; was in battles of Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, Bardstown, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, where I was captured, and remained in prison until the surrender.

Page 48. Jesse B. Beck of Center, Texas was born February 22, 1842 near Montgomery, Alabama. Enlisted on August 29, 1861 at Montgomery, Alabama as Private in Company A, 25th Alabama Infantry; First Captain, Micajah Harper; First Colonel, J.Q. Loomis. Captain Harper was killed at Shiloh. There were no changes except in officers. My Second Captain was C.H. Corege; Third Captain, Bushrod W. Bell, who died in Seattle, Washington, November, 1908. I was wounded by a minie ball in the fleshy part of the thigh which resulted in gangrene and partial disability ever since. Was never captured. Was elected First Sergeant about April 20, 1862. Was in a small fight at Farmington, Mississippi. Was at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Reseca and New Hope Church, besides several skirmish fights from Dalton to Atlanta. I was never able for further service after being wounded.

Page 111. W.H.H. Caldwell of Dallas, Texas was born in Coffey County, Alabama. Enlisted December, 1861 at Elba, as Private in Company K, 25th Alabama Regiment; Costiler, First Captain and Thames, First Colonel. At the battle of Shiloh fifteen of my company were killed and wounded. I was one of the wounded. After the battle, I was left behind. Was promoted to First Corporal November, 1862. Was in the battles of New Hope Church, Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Atlanta, Chickamauga, Franklin and Nashville. I never gave up my rifle when Joseph E. Johnston surrendered. If I could only have the pleasure of being with the many readers of this book I could tell of many of the hardships and sufferings the Confederate soldier underwent. I have marched for two or three nights without sleep, and when I did have the opportunity, had to lay on the frozen ground with my gun in readiness, watching for the enemy. Also suffered greatly from hunger.

Page 550. C.J. Munroe of Anson, Texas was born August 8, 1842, near Carthage, North Carolina. Enlisted in the Confederate Army at Talladega, Alabama, August 14, 1861, as private in Company G, Twenty-Fifth Alabama Infantry, Gladden's Brigade, Withers' Division, Lee's Corps, Army of Tennessee. First Captain was Joe McCaren, and first Colonel, John Q. Loomis. Was wounded in the right ankle at Kingston, North Carolina, but was never captured. Was in the battles of Shiloh, Resaca, Hoover's Gap, Shoal Creek, Franklin, Nashville, Tennessee and Kingston, North Carolina.

Page 633. R.W. Reaves.

Page 635. C.W. (Victor) Reinhardt.

A Drummer Boy of Shiloh

By Vic Reinhardt, Company C. Published 1910 (online in archive.org).

Union Prisoner at Andersonville

By Captain James M. Page, Confederate Veteran. Capt. James M. Page, of the Union Army, was captured in the Battle of Liberty Mills, Va., on September 21, 1864. He was a prisoner of war at Andersonville, and has published a history of that prison and a defense of Major Wirz. His testimony ought to be accepted as true. We were guarded by the 25th Alabama Infantry, veteran troops, who knew how to treat prisoners. And I said then and have ever since said in speaking of our guards - the 25th Alabama Infantry - that I never met the same number of men together who came much nearer to my standard of what I call gentlemen.  They were respectful, humane, and soldierly.

Several references to the 25th Alabama are noted in The True Story of Andersonville by James Madison Page, Michael Joachim Haley (online in books.google.com). See comment by Bill Rambo regarding Andersonville.

Virtual Cemetery of the 25th Alabama Infantry

Contains links to graves, some with photographs, online at www.findagrave.com.

Writing Home To Talladega

By William H. Moore, Submitted by Bill Yatchman. Civil War Times Illustrated, November/December 1990. Letters written by Lt. William H. Moore to Jennie Parsons.