A Oleander Guards
C. Jackson Lions
D. DeKalb Rifles
G. DeKalb Rifles
This regiment was orgnized at Nashville, in January
1862, and attached to the Kentucky brigade of Gen. Breckinridge.
It took part in the battleof Shiloh, where it lost 113 killed
and wounded. A few weeks later, the Forty-ninth was sent to Vicksburg,
with Breckinridge's brigade, and was engaged in the defence of
the place when bombarded in 1862. Aug. 6, the regiment fought
at Baton Rouge with a loss of 45 killed and wounded. Joining the
army of Gen. Van Dorn, the Forty-ninth was engaged in the assault
on Corinth, and suffered very severely there. Ordered to Port
Hudson, the regiment passed the winter in that quarter, and was
brigaded with the Twenty-seventh and Thirty-fifth Alabama, and
two Mississippi regiments under Gen. Buford, who was soon succeeded
by Gen. Beall. The Forty-ninth shared the dangers and hardships
of the 42 days siege of Port Hudson, losing 55 men killed and
wounded, and the reminder captured. Exchanged three months later,
the Forty-ninth re-organized at Cahaba, and was attached to the
brigade of Gen. Scott of Louisiana, with the Twelfh Louisiana,
and Twenty-seventh, Thirty-fifth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-seventh
Alabama regments. Joining the main army at Dalton, the brigade
was assigned to Loring's division, Stewart's corps. Having wintered
at Dalton, the Forty-ninth participated in the Dalton-Atlanta
campaign, doing much arduous service, but losing inconsiderably.
Around Atlanta it was again fully engaged, and suffered severely.
It moved with Gen. Hood into Tennessee, and came out of the battles
of Franklin, and Nashville with a long list of casualties, and
captured men. Transferred to the Carolinas, the Forty-ninth took
part in the operations there. Reduced to a skeleton, it was surrendered
at Greensboro, N. C.