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31, 1864, department of East Tennessee; Col. M. J. Bulger commanding regiment.

No. 67—(1060) Return of casualties (no date) gives 33 killed, 61 wounded; General Law wounded, June 3, 1863.

No. 80—(763) Casualties, June 13 to July 31, 1864, 6 killed, 9 wounded.

No. 87—(877) Casualties, August 1st to December 31st, 7 killed, 27 wounded.

No. 88—(159) Reported as being on north side of James river. Colonel Bulger commanding regiment; Law's brigade, commanded by Colonel Bowles, of the Fourth.

No. 89—Field's division, November 30, 1864, commanded by Capt. Henry C. Lindsey.

No. 95—(1268) Perry’s (late Law's) brigade, Field's division, Longstreet's corps, April, 1865; Capt. Eli D. Clower commanding regiment. (1277) Perry's brigade paroled at Appomattox.


The Forty-eighth Alabama was organized in May, 1862, at Auburn, and went into the war with overflowing ranks. Sent to Virginia, it was first brigaded under General Taliaferro, in Stonewall Jackson's division, with the Forty-seventh, from which it was never separated. The three Virginia regiments which were in the brigade were afterward exchanged for the Fourth, Fifteenth and Forty-fourth Alabama, in January, 1863—the brigade commanded by General Law—and the organization remained intact until the closing scene. The first battle of the regiment was at Cedar Run, August 9, 1862, where it lost heavily. The story of the Forty-eighth is that of the Forty-seventh.

Scarcely had the din of the fearful fight at Gettysburg passed away, when it was sent with Longstreet's corps to General Bragg, to take part in the terrible conflict at Chickamauga, September 20th; was at Lookout Valley and Knoxville, wintering in Tennessee. Still with Longstreet, the regiment returned to the scene of its earliest encounters and fought unremittingly at the Wilderness, May 5 and 6, 1864; Spottsylvania, May 7th to 12th;