4th Reserve Regiment
(also called 65th Regiment)
4th Reserve Regiment (also called 65th Regiment)
was organized at Mobile, Alabama, during the fall of 1864 by consolidating
the 1st, 3rd and 4th Alabama Reserve Battalions. The men, between
the ages of 16 and 18, were from Mobile and the counties of Conecuh,
Macon, Coosa and Dale. It was assigned to the District of the
Gulf and became part of the garrison at Mobile. In December the
regiment moved to East Mississippi but after a few weeks was ordered
to Montgomery. With a force of about 300 effectives it saw action
at Girard, where several were killed or wounded, but most were
captured. Its few remaining members were included in the surrender
of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.
Colonel William M. Stone, Lieutenant Colonel E. M. Underhill,
and Major S. F. Strickland commanded the unit.