2nd Reserve Regiment
(also called 63rd Regiment)


2nd Reserve Regiment (also called 63rd Regiment) was organized in July 1864 at Montgomery, Alabama. Many of the enlisted men were between the ages of 16 and 18 and were from the southernmost counties of the state. It served at Mobile assigned to General Liddell's, then B. M. Thomas's Brigade, District of the Gulf. The unit suffered severe losses in the battles of Fort Gaines, Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. With less than 100 men, it surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana. It was commanded by Colonel Olin F. Rice, Lieutenant Colonel Junius A. Law and Major John H. Echols.

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