Hamilton in Marion County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The First Alabama Cavalry
Organized July 12, 1862 - Deactivated October 20, 1865
Colonel George E. Spenser, Commander
Organized by special order No. 100 by Major General Don Carlos Buell of U.S. Army. Over 2000 enlisted during the existence from Blount, Fayette, Franklin, Marion, Walker, Winston, and others. Over 600 did not give home counties. The only regiment from Alabama. Other U.S. Army regiments were Arkansas 10, Florida 2, Louisiana 10, Mississippi 1, North Carolina 4, South Carolina 0, Tennessee 5, Texas 4 and Virginia 1. After war, Colonel Spenser was elected to U.S. Senate from Alabama.
Over 100 found to be from Marion County, Alabama with names, rank, company and age.
Scott, Stephens A. 2nd Lt. B, 34 Chafin, John H. Srgt. B, 28 Clark, Daniel C., Srgt. A, 18 Green, Jasper, Srgt. K, 32 Jaggers, George W., Srgt. A, 31 Johnson, Leon S., Srgt. F, 22 Phillips, John R., Srgt. L, 26 Riedes, George F., Srgt. M, 25 Sanderson, Jasper, Srgt. K, 33 Scott, George M., Srgt. B, 33 Scott, Joseph B., Srgt. B, 21 Sharp, William B., Srgt. M., 18 Shotts, Jarous G., Srgt. E, 23 Shotts, George W., Srgt. B, 26 Johnson, Jas. F., Corp. A, 23 Johnson, Mitch C., Corp. A, 22 Maloy, Hugh R., Corp. M, 33 Mauldin, William, Corp. G,
Marion County, Alabama Commissioners Bicentennial Memorial
C.S. Boots Tidwell, Chairman, District No. 3
Almon Dyar, District No. 1 Hugh Stone, District No. 2
Grady Baccus, District No. 4 Hugh Akers, District No. 5
Neil Ford Post No. 81 American Legion of Hamilton, Alabama
Rex A. Avery, Commander David Ray White, Adjutant
John D. Sandersons grand daughters Mrs. Elbert (Mellie) Irvin, Mrs. Oscar M. (Merrice) D. Shotts
Mrs. Willie D. Flora Bell S. Shotts and great-grandson Dr. Thomas Evans
William Thornton Shotts, son Houston D. Shotts, a World War I veteran and grandsons Prof. Russel Shotts
Pride Gann, William C. Gann and Oman Gilliland, World War II veterans
John Alexander Reed S. (Reid) grand son late John Alex Reid a World War I veteran and his children
Judge James Edgar Shotts Sr. a veteran World War I and World War II (Retired Colonel) donor
Location. 34° 8.522′ N, 87° 59.332′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Alabama, in Marion County. Marker is on Military Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton AL 35570, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Veterans Bicentennial Memorial (here, next to this marker); History of Marion Territory and Marion County Courts (a few steps from this marker); Hamilton, Alabama (approx. 0.3 miles away); Toll Gate (approx. 2 miles away); General Jackson's Military Road (approx. 4.7 miles away); Historical Pikeville (approx. 7.3 miles away); City of Guin, Alabama: The Early Years / The Storms of 1974 (approx. 12.9 miles away); "Spirit of Hodges" (approx. 13.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hamilton.
More about this marker. Marker recognizes the 1st Alabama Cavalry, US, organized of Southerners, mostly from NW Alabama, who fought against the Confederacy.
Also see . . . 1st Alabama Cavalry resources site. (Submitted on February 16, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 176 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016.