Andrew T. Helms, enlisted as a Private in Company F, 23rd Alabama Infantry, November 17, 1861 at Montgomery, Alabama, captured May 16, 1863 at Champions Hill, Mississippi, paroled at Fort Delaware, Del. prison camp, July 3, 1863, captured at Resaca, Georgia May 14, 1864, admitted to the Military Prison Hospital, Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana March 5, 1865, died March 8 of Inflammation of the lungs/Pneumonia, age 36, buried in grave no. 1500, Green Lawn Cemetery
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama
THE TWENTY-THIRD ALABAMA INFANTRY.
This regiment was armed by private enterprise and organized at
Montgomery in November, 1861.
It first served at Mobile and then in the Kentucky campaign. It
took a prominent part at Port Gibson, May 1, 1863, and lost
heavily; was at Baker's Creek, May 16th; at Big Black, May 17th;
and served in the trenches during the siege of Vicksburg, May
18th to July 4th.
It joined the army of Tennessee in October, 1864, and fought at
Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, November 23rd to 25th; was
with Johnston in his campaign in Georgia in 1864, and suffered
very heavily at Jonesboro; was with Hood in Tennessee, and did
splendid service in covering the retreat of Hood's army from
The regiment last won distinction at Bentonville, March 19-21,
Capt. John Stevens was killed at Port Gibson, Col. Franklin K.
Beck at Resaca, Maj. A. C. Roberts at New Hope, Capt. F.
Butterfield at Atlanta, and Captain Rutherford at Jonesboro.
Other field officers were Col. Joseph B. Bibb and Majs. Felix
Tait, Francis McMurray, John J. Longmire, G. W. Mathieson and
James T. Hester.
Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 129