1st Mobile Volunteers
Local Defense Troops





1st Mobile Volunteers, Local Defense Troops (also called Mobile Guards or Mobile Regiment) was organized in December 1861 at Mobile, Alabama. It served in General Cantey's Brigade, Department of the Gulf, and later the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The unit participated in the conflicts at Forts Gaines and Morgan, and then was ordered to disband on January 25, 1865. However, it seems that a remnant served at Spanish Fort and Fort Blakley, and when Mobile was evacuated on April 12, the few remaining men did disband. Its commanders were Colonel Alexander W. Lumpkin, Lieutenant Colonel Stewart W. Cayce and Major William Hartwell.

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