Claiming and Reserving the Regiment name of the 11th Alabama
Who are the 11th Alabama?
The 11th Alabama is a historic based regiment. Enlisted at Lynchburg, Virginia June 17,1861.
The Eleventh was enlisted June 17, 1861, at Lynchburg, Va., with 972 men, rank and file, though several of the companies had been in camp for two or three months. Proceeding to Virginia, it reached Winchester in July, and was brigaded under Gen. E.K. Smith of Florida. It remained between Alexandria and Centreville, and near Manassas, till the army moved over to Yorktown. Gen. J.H. Forney of Calhoun had been in temporary command of the brigade, and was succeeded during the winter by Gen. Wilcox. The regiment fell back to Richmond, and was first under fire at Seven Pines, where it lost 9 killed and 49 wounded. It charged the enemy in a strong position at Gaines' Mill, and in a few minutes lost 27 killed and 129 wounded. But it was at Frazier's farm, three days after, that the Eleventh, and other regiments of the brigade, charged across an open field and engaged in a bloody struggle over the enemy's batteries, wherein the bayonet was the chief weapon, and where it lost the commanding officers of eight companies, and a total of 182 killed and wounded. The regiment was under fire at the second battle of Manassas, and lost 25 killed and wounded. It was part of the investing force at Harper's Ferry, and hastened to Sharpsburg, where it was engaged with a loss of thirty-five killed and wounded. It wintered at Rappahannock, and was exposed at Fredericksburg, where the casualties were 12 killed and wounded. As part of Wilcox's brigade, it fought Sedgwick at Salem, where it lost 117 killed and wounded. With the army, it moved into Pennsylvania, and was badly cut up at Gettysburg. The command wintered near Orange Courthouse 1863-4, and tried to gather strength for the last great struggle. At the Wilderness and Spottsylvania the regiment was at close quarters with the foe, and lost about 65 men. Gen. Sanders of Greene was now in command of the brigade. From the Wilderness to Petersburg almost constant skirmishing occurred, and from June 22 to June 30, the loss was about 80 killed and wounded. The Eleventh was in the column that retook the line broken at the "Crater", losing about 40 men, and from August 16 to October 17, which includes the effort to retake the Weldon Railroad, the loss in killed, wounded, and captured was 76. It fought at Burgess' Mill, with severe loss, and was sternly confronting the foe at Appomattox when astounded by the news of the surrender. There were only about 125 of the regiment present there for duty, Capt. Stewart of Pickens commanding. Of 1192 names on its muster roll, over 270 fell in battle, about 200 died of disease, 170 were discharged, and 80 were transferred.
How old is the 11th Alabama?
The 11th Alabama for North and South was created June 2015.
The 11th Alabama lead by our very own PolarBeats, who has been an officer in multiple North and South as well as Napoleonic Wars
regiments and holds a high reputation of leadership and experience. The 11th Alabama is currently a member of the Expeditionary Force under the Confederate Brigade.
What kind of reg is the 11thAL? And why should I join?The 11th Alabama is a Line/Light Infantry regiment.
Comprised of a few of the best shooters and melee'ers on warband, we try to create a fun and challenging environment for each regiment member, we asses your skills and try to make you flourish in others that you may lack. We act as family, we give respect where it is do and aren't too rowdy. With events practically everyday, we value every person among the Warband community. And accept all members with all different play-styles and backgrounds.
- If you are green and are looking for a fun regiment: we are the one for you!
- If you are bad at melee but can shoot: Say "hello" to the 11th.
- If you are a combat veteran: This is your chance to lance that bayonet inside the bowels of a damn yankee.
- If you happen to be a damn yankee and wish to join a Confederate regiment: Watch out for Taco, he is a mad man.
- If you are a seasoned leader, ask about officer positions. We would be glad to have you.
- And if you just want a new batch of friends? We welcome you with open arms.
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