Letters received in 2003
Thanks to everyone for the comments and information!

Calvin J.C. Munroe is my Great Grandfather
7/21/2003 5:00:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Thanks for all the research you did on the 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment. Somebody found the photo and letters from Calvin Munroe, my great grandfather, and pointed me to your site.  It's great.

My father told me much about his father Calvin.  My father visited Calvin in 1923 in Anson, Texas. Please feel free to write to me with any questions, if you're interested.

Thanks again.
Donald Munroe

25th Alabama Infantry Regiment
6/8/2003 11:00:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time


My name is Russ Marsh and I am interested in the 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment.  Specifically, my wife's 3rd great grandfather was James Monroe Taylor and served briefly in Company H before disappearing off the face of the earth on July 28, '63.  How can this happen to a perfectly good soldier? Which leads to my question: Where was Company H on July 28, 1863?  And what might have happened to James M. Taylor?

We have a note that says he did not show up for roll call on the 28th and was reported to have been sent to the hospital.  His wife later says he died of disease but we are only assuming that his death was associated with the incident of the 28th.  What hospital might this have been?  Can you refer us to some sources that may enlighten us?

Russ and Rhonda Marsh

25th Ala Inf Reg
5/12/2003 8:20:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Great site and very informative.  My gggrandfather served in Co E and was killed at Chickamaugua.  In 2000 I reactived Co E 25th Alabama reenacting unit.  We are all from Pickens and Tuscloosa Counties in Alabama.  Very good info on your site and keep it up.

Captain Gregg Alexander
Co E 25th Ala Inf Reg Reactivated
25th Alabama Infantry
Thu, 20 Feb 2003 12:05:23 AM EST

Dear Mr. Driskell,

I am just beginning my genealogy research on my maternal grandmother's side of the family.  My mother's family hails from Cleborn County Alabama.  I had a sit down talk with my mother recently.  According to her, her grandfather's name was Jerrimiah (Jerry) Kighten and he was killed at the battle of Shiloh, Tenn. before her grandmother, Anne Knighten, was born.  I went on Ancestry.com and searched for the records.  I came across two that might be my ancestor from there:

1.  Pvt. J. J. Knighten, Company I 25th Alabama Inf.
2.  Sgt. J. E. Knighten, Company E 23rd Alabama Inf.

There are many other Knightens found serving in various units from Ala, but only these two with the first initial of "J".  I was wondering if you've ever come across anything on a Pvt. J. Knighten?  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Graylin Smith

Thank you for your site on the 25th Alabama
Sun, 5 Jan 2003 2:04:06 AM EST

Dear Mr. Driskell,

The A J Callahan listed as a second lieutenant in Company F of the 25th Alabama is Andrew J Callahan of Randolph Co., Alabama.  He was my great-great-uncle and the son of William J Callahan and Harriet Oslin, originally of Georgia.  Lieut. Callahan was wounded near Griffin, Georgia.  The family received word that he was recovering, but on 5 August 1864, he died in the Courthouse Hospital in Griffin, of tetanus.  He lies buried in Stonewall Confederate Cemetery in Griffin, Georgia.

Best regards,
PK Murphy
Toronto, Ontario, Canada