F. Walker Legion
I. Dallas Warriors
28th Infantry Regiment, formed at Shelby Springs,
Alabama, in March, 1862, contained men from Perry, Blount, Marshall,
Jefferson, Walker, and Dallas counties. It moved to Corith and
suffered losses from camp diseases. Later the unit was ordered
to Kentucky and fought at Munfordville. It then joined the Army
of Tennessee and served under Generals Trapier, J.P. Anderson,
and Manugault. The 28th took an active part in the campaigns of
the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, was with Hood in Tennessee,
and saw action in North Carolina. It was organized with 1,100
men, reported 105 casualties at Murfreesboro and 172 at Lookout
Mountain. In December, 1863, it totalled 276 men and 189 arms.
The regiment lost 4 killed and 24 wounded at Ezra Church, and
many were disabled at Nashville. Very few surrendered in April,
1865. Its commanders were Colonels John W. Frazer and John C.
Reid, and Lieutenant Colonels William L. Butler and T.W.W. Davis.