Battles and Engagements
After the 38th Alabama was organized in May 1862, it proceeded to Tullahoma. The regiment was first under fire with slight loss at Hoover's Gap, but lost heavily at Chickamauga. At Missionary Ridge, the 38th was again engaged at close quarters, and a large number were captured. It wintered at Dalton and then shared in the operations of the Atlanta Campaign, losing severely, particularly at Resaca and Atlanta.
From Marietta to the close of the War, it fought around Montgomery and at Jonesboro. During the Tennessee campaign, the regiment participated at Nashville in December 1864. Placed in the defences at Mobile, the regiment went through the ordeal at Spanish Fort where it again suffered severely. With the Army, it was surrendered at Meridian, Mississippi, about 80 strong.