I'm sorry but you and I continue to disagree. They were the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment. Because it was necessary, they were schooled as heavy artillery and used as such because of their training from time to time (any time they were stationed in fortifications). When they were in the field they were used as infantry. I have never seen them referred to as an artillery regiment. They are usually referred to as the 1st Regiment. In their histories both Brewer and Wheeler list them as infantry. Even Edward Young McMorries a member of the regiment entitled his 1904 book, History of the First Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry. Additionally, they did not disband, they were reorganized and reenlisted. Three companies, the Eufaula Pioneers, the Eufaula Rifles and the Red Eagles declined and were replaced by other companies. About half of the men in the other companies reenlisted. They are considered the first regiment authorized by the Confederate government and the first to reenlist for the war. As you know I was a historian a Pickens and Barrancas from 1974-1977 and have researched the regiment from time to time since then. I know they were called "Bragg's best artillerists" at one point because at that time they were. Their training at Ft. Barrancas and service there is the reason that they were used to serve the heavy guns in fortifications later in their career. Thanks for all that you do and happy holidays.