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    From Seven Pines to Sharpsburg and Chancellorsville to Spotsylvania, the Third Alabama Regiment played a key role in the Civil War. One of the first infantry units from the Deep South to make the journey to Virginia in 1861, the Third Alabama was the first to cross the Potomac into Maryland and to enter the streets of Gettysburg in 1863.





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    3rd Alabama Company A "Mobile Cadets"

  2. #182
    Fresh start for the 3rd Alabama. Removed all of the ghosts in the company tool.
    Cleaner forum page.

    Looking forward to jump on the servers this week
    3rd Alabama Company A "Mobile Cadets"

  3. #183
    Seeking player interested in a NCO role. PM me if you are interested as we are rebuilding and restructuring the company your help is very welcomed.
    3rd Alabama Company A "Mobile Cadets"

  4. #184

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    The 3rd Alabama is actually recruiting. Join and help fill the ranks of that prestigious company.

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    Last edited by Stevan; 04-25-2019 at 02:05 PM.

  5. #185
    Good luck!

    Longstreet's I Corps
    1st Brigade Commanding Officer

  6. #186
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevan View Post
    The 3rd Alabama is actually recruiting. Join and help fill the ranks of that prestigious company.

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    Huzzah! Fresh start , all the ghosts removed , small but growing, with only friendly similar minded people.
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    Good luck!
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    3rd Alabama Company A "Mobile Cadets"

  7. #187
    Main Page edited. New Officer appointed to lead this fine infantry company

    Last edited by brentcarter; 05-09-2019 at 03:07 PM.
    3rd Alabama Company A "Mobile Cadets"

  8. #188
    Mobile Cadets




    Company


    From Seven Pines to Sharpsburg and Chancellorsville to Spotsylvania, the Third Alabama Regiment played a key role in the Civil War. One of the first infantry units from the Deep South to make the journey to Virginia in 1861, the Third Alabama was the first to cross the Potomac into Maryland and to enter the streets of Gettysburg in 1863.




    The group


    Small group of players from over the globe(EU/NA), we are active not only in War of rights but also a bunch of other games. We run a number of private servers from time to time. Currently active in Squad, ARMA, Conan Exiles, The Forest, Outlaws of the old west, and Hell Let Loose.





    History


    "For the young men of the Mobile Cadets, the heady excitement of the first months of 1861 must then have seemed like a dream come true. Here at last was the opportunity to make the fantasies of military glory a reality. The company had been formed in 1845, and then as now contained some of the finest youth from the wealthiest families of Mobile. Alabama. Since the early days, the cadets, while excelling at military drill and target practice, had been little more than a social club. Now, with the Federal evacuation of Fort Sumter, the possibility of war seemed very real. So real, in fact, that the captain of the cadets was waiting in the telegraph office following the news of the evacuation when the call for volunteers was received. A return message was immediately sent to the Alabama governor offering the services of the Mobile Cadets to the Confederacy. Within days, the cadets moved to Montgomery, where they were designated Company A, 3rd Regiment Alabama Infantry. The 3rd was the first Alabama command to leave the state for Virginia, where on May 4, 1861, at Lynchburg, they were mustered into Confederate service.

    "The early uniform of the Mobile Cadets had been patterned after the undress uniform of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Between the time the company was mustered into actual service and its movement to the seat of war, it had received more suitable attire consisting of cadet gray jackets with matching trousers and forage caps all trimmed in black. Probably while at Lynchburg, the cadets received M1841 Mississippi rifles with saber bayonets, which were shipped to that point from Alabama's Mount Vernon Arsenal. From Lynchburg. the 3rd Alabama was ordered to Norfolk, Virginia, where it remained until the city was evacuated on May 5. 1862. The Mobile Cadets found the action they had looked for in the Seven Days' battles before Richmond. At Seven Pines and Malvern Hill, the 3rd Alabama lost a total of 367 men killed and wounded. At Malvern Hill, the dead of the 3rd Alabama included two Mobile Cadets, both killed bearing the regimental colors."





    Before the War:

    War of Rights

    Uniform Painting:

    A member of Company A, Mobile Cadets, ca. 1862. This was the early war state issue uniform of the 3rd Alabama Infantry. Notice the brass letters MC on the cap.










    Maryland Campaign:





    South Mountain at Turner's Gap

    South Mountain was a desperate battle for the gaps through the great mountain between Frederick and Boonsboro. The Third Alabama was on the extreme left of the Confederate line! Overlooking the road of Turner's Gap. Rodes mentions the following: "This little brigade 1200 muskets! Faced a Division of Hookers I Corps. And held them back for 4,5 hours!" Col. Cullen A. Battle "The third Alabama fought like tigers! Falling back and changing position seven times in the face of the overwhelming Federal Advance."


    Position of the 3rd Alabama




    Sunken Road at Antietam / Sharpsburg

    They came like a ocean billows to break on the rock of Gibraltar. Again they advanced to attack, but the Confederate Yell rang out, and the hurricane of war swept down in its fury. The sunken road at Waterloo found its parallel in the bloody land at Sharpsburg. It was D.H. Hill's Division, and the Third Alabama was in its centre. (Brig. Gen. Cullen Andrews)






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    3rd Alabama Company A "Mobile Cadets"

  9. #189
    I-Corp Skirmishers - Mobile Cadets


    Join the I-Corp events each Friday Saturday and Sunday! Volunteer with the 3rd Alabama Mobile Cadets! We are in need of good men that can fight in line and especially Skirmish formations. Open to both EU and NA members!

    NCO spot(s) open for those active and capable



    Interested to join? Please add Captain Jolene as a steam friend


    Officially Volunteer here!


    Last edited by brentcarter; 05-20-2019 at 10:19 AM.
    3rd Alabama Company A "Mobile Cadets"

  10. #190
    I-Corp Skirmishers - Mobile Cadets


    Join the I-Corp events each Friday Saturday and Sunday! Volunteer with the 3rd Alabama Mobile Cadets! We are in need of good men that can fight in line and especially Skirmish formations. Open to both EU and NA members!

    NCO spot(s) open for those active and capable



    Interested to join? Please add Captain Jolene as a steam friend


    Officially Volunteer here!


    3rd Alabama Company A "Mobile Cadets"

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