16th Infantry Battalion
(also called 4th; also numbered 15th)
16th Infantry Battalion, (also called 4th; also
numbered 15th) formerly Clifton's 4th or 10th Battalion, was organized
at Corinth, Mississippi, during the spring of 1862. Containing
6 companies, the battalion was active in the defense of Vicksburg
and General Breckinridge's operations near Baton Rouge. It fought
at Corinth under General Rust, and then was assigned to Buford's
Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. During
February 1863, it merged into the 55th Alabama Regiment. Lieutenant
Colonel John Snodgrass, and Majors G. L. Alexander and John H.
Gibson were its field officers.