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CONFEDERATE MILITARY HISTORY.

FIRST MOBILE REGIMENT INFANTRY.

The First Mobile regiment, called also the Mobile Guards, City battalion, and Local Defense corps, was organized for work in defense of Mobile and served in that city under command, successively, of Maj. W. S. Moreland, Col. A. W. Lampkin and Lieut.-Col. S. W. Cayce, until it was disbanded in the spring of 1865

EXTRACTS FROM OFFICIAL WAR RECORDS.

No. 42—(511, 561) December, 1863, Maj. W. S. Moreland, Cantey's brigade, Mobile. No. 58—(582) January 20, 1864, Col. A. W. Lampkin; assignment as above. No. 59—(861) April 30th, assignment as above. No. 78—(678) June 30th, Higgins' brigade, Mobile. (752) August 3d, assignment as above. No. 79—(876) November 1st, Lieut.-Col. S. W. Cayce, in Taylor's command, Mobile. No. 86—(911) December 22d, Mobile. No. 93—(1233) November 20th, called City battalion, in Taylor's command, Mobile. No. 94—(633) December 1st, in Taylor's command, Mobile. No. 101—(681) Mentioned as Brooks' Home Guards cavalry, in Maury's forces, Mobile, January, 1865. No. 103—(831) Union report says, about 300 men under Colonel Cayce, at Mobile, February 16, 1865. (931) Regiment disbanded by special orders from war department, January 25, 1865. (1046) Mention of City battalion and four companies of special service men, under Maj. William. Hartwell, in Taylor's command, Maury's army, March 10, 1865.

FIFTH ALABAMA BATTALION OF INFANTRY.

The Fifth battalion was organized near Dumfries, Va., December, 1861, and was at first placed in Whiting's brigade, but was soon transferred to Archer's brigade, where it served the greater part of the war. It fought with heavy loss in the battles around Richmond, being engaged at Mechanicsville, Cold Harbor, Gaines’ Mill, Frayser's Farm, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. It went to Gettysburg 200 strong, and lost half its number. It was then placed on provost duty