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The Twenty-Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment

        This regiment, made up of Loomis' and McClellan's battalions, was organized at Mobile, December, 1861. It was engaged at Shiloh, April 6th and 7th, at Farmington, May 9th, and at Bridge creek, May 28th and 29th. Although with General Bragg in Kentucky, it did not take part in any serious action. At Murfreesboro, December 31st to January 2, 1863, it was distinguished and suffered severe losses in both officers and men. It was at Chickamauga, September 19th to 20th, and at Missionary Ridge, November 23 to 25, 1863; fought with Johnston in the Georgia campaign in 1864, and was particularly noted for its brilliant record at New Hope, May 25th to June 4th, especially in the battle of the 25th. In Hood's first sortie from Atlanta, July 22d, and the second sortie at Ezra Chapel, July 28th, the regiment lost half its force. It was engaged in the battles at Columbia, November 29th; at Franklin, November 30th, and at Nashville, December 15th to 16th. Fought at Kinston, March 14th, and Bentonville, N. C., March 19 and 21, 1865. It was consolidated about April 9th with the Twenty-second, Thirty-ninth and Fiftieth Alabama under Colonel Toulmin, and was surrendered at Greensboro, N.C.
        Among its killed and wounded were Captain Harper, who fell at Shiloh; Capts. Archibald A. Patterson and D. P. Costello, and Lieuts. W. C. Gibson and H. B. Schofield, who were killed at Murfreesboro.
        Its commanders were Cols. John Q. Loomis and George D. Johnston, afterward brigadier-general, and Lieut.-Col. William B. McClellan. Maj. Daniel E. Huger, at one time in command, was killed at Chickamauga while serving as assistant inspector-general on General Manigault's staff.

Extracts From Official War Records

    Vol. VI--(772) First Alabama battalion of infantry, Col. John Q. Loomis. Aggregate present, 367, district of Alabama, Gen. Jones M. Withers commanding, December 2, 1861. (819) In army of Mobile, General Withers commanding, February 1, 1862.
    Vol. X, Part 1--(383) Gladden's brigade, Withers' division, army of Mississippi, battle of Shiloh. (538, 539) Mentioned by Colonel Deas, of the Twenty-second Alabama, commanding brigade. He calls attention to Maj. George D. Johnston and Adjutant Stout. (539, 540, 544) Report of Col. J. Q. Loomis of same battle. On account of sickness, he had but 305 men. The regiment did its duty. Maj. George D. Johnston and Adjutant Stout are worthy of all praise. Specially mentions Capt. Pierre Costello and Lieuts. P. H. Smith and Thomas G. Slaughter. Sergeant Schofield captured two flags, and Private Vann was the first at a battery, and took the color-bear-er's horse. (788) Gardner's brigade, Bragg's army, June 30, 1862. (853-858) Col. Joseph Wheeler's report of operations, May 28th and 29th, gives 1 killed, 1 wounded. Lieut.-Col. G. D. Johnston commanding regiment.
    Vol. X, Part 2--(764) Assignment as above, August, 1862.
    Vol. XX, Part I--(658) Deas' brigade, Withers' division, Polk's corps, army of Tennessee, battle of Murfreesboro. (677) Return of casualties, 16 killed, 89 wounded. Lieuts. W. C. Gibson, A. A. Patterson and H. B. Schofield, killed. (754-758) Mentioned in General Withers' report; thanks Capt. D. E. Huger, assistant adjutant-general, for service. (973) Roll of honor, battle of Murfreesboro: Sergt. Isaac N. Rhoades, Company A; Privates Warren A. Jackson, B; Samuel Ellison, C; James A. Mote, D; Sergts. J. F. Coker (killed), Company F: Patrick H. Smith, G; Privates Marion F. Hazlewood, Company H; Charles W. Roper (killed), I; J. B. Peacock (killed), K.
    Vol. XXIII, Part 2--(735) Deas' brigade, Withers' division, Polk's army, April 1, 1863, Twenty-second and Twenty-fifth Alabama under Lieut.-Col. (G. D. Johnston. (942, 958) Assignment as above, to August 10, 1863.
        No. 51--(15) Assignment as above. (337, 338) Colonel Johnston's report of battle of Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th, says the regiment bore itself to his satisfaction. It carried into the engagement, aggregate, 330. Lost, killed 15, wounded 95.
        No. 56--(617, 805, 825, 886) Assignment as above, October to December, 1863.
        No. 59--(869) Assignment as above, April 30, 1864.
        No. 74--(640, 648) Assignment as above, to June 30, 1864. (663) Johnston's brigade, Lee's corps, army of Tennessee, July 31, 1864. Capt. Napoleon B. Rouse in command of regiment. (671) Deas' brigade, army of Tennessee, August 31, 1864. (778-779) Captain Rouse's report of operations, July 22d and 28th. On the 22d it carried into the fight 273 men; killed, wounded and missing, 113, including two color-bearers. On the 28th it carried into the fight 173 men; killed, wounded and missing, 23, including two color-bearers.
        No. 78--(853), No. 93--(664) Assignment as above, to December 10, 1864.
        No. 98--(1064) Brantly's brigade, Lee's corps, Johnston's army. After April 9, 1865, consolidated with Twenty-second, Thirty-ninth and Fiftieth, under Colonel Toulmin.

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