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    5th Alabama Company A

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    5th Alabama Infantry Regiment

    The Fifth Alabama Infantry was organized at Montgomery, 5 May 1861, with recruits from the counties of Barbour, Clarke, Dallas, Greene, Lowndes, Monroe, Pickens, Sumter, and Talladega. It moved to Pensacola and a few days after, it proceeded to Virginia and took post near Manassas Junction in the brigade of General Richard Ewell.

    It was in the skirmish at Farr's Cross Roads and was on the field (but not engaged) at 1st Manassas. It remained in the vicinity of Manassas during the fall and winter, and General Robert E. Rodes became the brigade commander in October -- the 6th and 12th Alabama, and 12th Mississippi being the other regiments in the brigade. Moving with the army to Yorktown in March 1862, it there reenlisted and reorganized. It was under fire at Yorktown and was on the field at Williamsburg.



    At Seven Pines, the regiment engaged for the first time, losing 27 k and 128 w our of 660 men present. The 5th was hotly engaged at Cold Harbor and Malvern Hill, losing 15 k and 58 w. It was not at 2nd Manassas but moved into Maryland and fought at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg, losing 11 k and 39 w. It was in line of battle on the crest and witnessed Union General Ambrose Burnside's repulse at Fredericksburg. At Chancellorsville, where its flag was captured by members of the 111th Pennsylvania Regiment, it was in the line under General Rodes that swept everything before it (but lost 24 k, 133 w, and 121 missing).


    It moved into Maryland and Pennsylvania in the Gettysburg campaign, and its loss was severe in that battle (60% casualties among 317 present). Having wintered at Orange Court House, the 5th, now reduced to a skeleton, participated in the battles of The Wilderness and Spotsylvania without severe loss. It took part in the subsequent operations as the lines began to be drawn around Petersburg, losing slightly at 2nd Cold Harbor. It went with General Jubal Early into the Valley and across the Potomac, taking part in numerous engagements with the enemy and losing severely at Winchester. It soon after took its place in the trenches of Petersburg and wintered there. Only 4 officers and 53 men were at the final surrender at Appomattox, under Capt. T. J. Riley. Of 1719 names on the rolls, nearly 300 died in battle; 240 others died in the service, and 507 were discharged or transferred.





    Volunteers needed to fight the Yankee invader!

    Who We Are

    We are Company A Clarke's Rifles:
    Friendly mature company. Open to players from around the world. During drills and Skirmishes (Battles) its all business, the reenactment part of the game. Trying to give the commands and performing historical accurate the best to our abilities and restrictions we encounter in the game. Before and after drills it is a open friendly group no need to call each other by rank on these moments. As ever we are looking for similair minded people to join our ranks. Our company also holds a team of scouts that will be used seek the enemy and keep our flanks protected. They will also serve as marksman shooting down Union Officers and NCO's. Our Scout team has its own rank structure with a Sgt. and Cpl.

    We are always and ever in need of Privates! Besides that specific roles: Color bearers - Scouts - Runners(messengers) - NCO's especially a few solid active Cpl's


    The Southern Independent Brigade
    We are part of The Southern Independent Brigade.
    We do not have sole leaders in our brigade! We work in a rotating system of leadership, meaning our different companies provide temporary leadership during our battles. This will provide more involvement for the companies. Different people provide different types of battle plans. Experience will be gained fun will increase and companies are feeling more involved in the whole process.





    Hope to meet and work with you all soon.












    Roster


    Company command:
    Captain Peursum
    1st Lt. Daggett

    Company staff:
    1st Lt. Whiskey
    2nd Lt. Alexander
    1st Sgt. Tyler Martin
    Sgt. Jay
    Sgt. Hill
    Scout Leader: Sgt. Alan

    Total strength: 59









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    Welcome to the CSA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Cromwell III View Post
    Welcome to the CSA!
    Thank you so much! And nice to meet you

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    Y'all sound like my kind of company! What manual do you use?
    To the Colors!

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    Company K, 38th North Carolina, Pender's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance Rawlings View Post
    Y'all sound like my kind of company! What manual do you use?
    Sir,
    Not per se a specific manual. Best to our knowledge ,compiled from the history books and what works in game.

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    Three Cheers for the 5th! Three Cheers for Rodes' Brigade, and three cheers for Alabama!!! Good luck Gentlemen!
    Capt. van Nix, CO
    Bty A, Jeff Davis Alabama Artillery
    Rodes' Brigade

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    Quote Originally Posted by adeninesmt View Post
    Three Cheers for the 5th! Three Cheers for Rodes' Brigade, and three cheers for Alabama!!! Good luck Gentlemen!
    Thank you Sir will be a great pleasure to work with you! Good luck to you as well and see each other soon side by side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey_Confederate View Post
    Sir,
    Not per se a specific manual. Best to our knowledge ,compiled from the history books and what works in game.
    Nice, sounds good. If you ever need anything let me know! I love to teach drill.
    To the Colors!

    Captain Lance Rawlings
    Company K, 38th North Carolina, Pender's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
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    Welcome to the CSA!
    Captain James Kipler
    Commanding, Co. I (Dutch Fork Guards)
    15th South Carolina VIR, Southern Independent Brigade

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    Congrats.

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