Enlisted as a Private
"I" Co. AL 36th Infantry
Not listed on the roster of the 31st Mississippi Infantry
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
Reece Brewer, Private, Company I, 36th Alabama Infantry, captured November 25, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, forwarded to Provost Marshal General at Louisville, Kentucky December 7, 1863, discharged to Rock Island Barracks, Ill. prison camp December 9, enlisted in the U. S. Navy and transferred to Naval rendezvous at Camp Douglas, Ill, January 28?, 1864
[Note: We cannot ascertain the date/place of his enlistment as no company muster rolls survived to be incorporated in these records]
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama
36th AL Infantry
Organized: Mount Vernon, AL on 5/12/62
Mustered Out: 5/4/65 at Meridian, MS
The Thirty-sixth Alabama, organized at Mt. Vernon arsenal, May
12, 1862, was first engaged in constructing defenses at Oven and
Choctaw bluffs, then remained at Mobile until April, 1863, when
it was sent to Tullahoma and brigaded under General Clayton with
the Eighteenth, Thirty-second, Fifty-eighth and Thirty-eighth
This brigade, with General Holtzclaw as commander after the
promotion of General Clayton, was identical throughout the war.
The regiment took part in the battle of Chickamauga, where it
began its glorious battle record; the number of its wounded in
every engagement shows the spirit which inspired its leaders.
It wintered at Dalton; fought at Crow Valley, Rocky Face, May 9,
1864; Resaca, May 16th; New Hope, May 25th, fighting constantly
from Dalton to Atlanta, and lost 300 men. At Jonesboro, August
31st and September 1st, it lost very heavily. It was with Hood
in Tennessee and fought gallantly at Nashville, December 15th and
Transferred with the brigade to General Maury it was stationed at
Spanish Fort, where perhaps its greatest hardships were
experienced and it lost 110 of its men, wounded and captured.
The survivors were surrendered at Meridian.
Capt. James A. Wemyss was wounded at Atlanta; John C. Adams, D.
W. Kelly and James W. A. Wright at Missionary Ridge; John M.
Walker was killed, and Washington Lott wounded at Resaca; John G.
Cleveland killed at Chickamauga; William L. Higgins wounded at
The field officers were: Cols. Robert H. Smith, Lewis T. Woodruff
(wounded at New Hope), and Thomas H. Herndon, who was severely
wounded at Chickamauga and again at Atlanta, and whose conduct
throughout the war was unsurpassed (he was the last man to leave
the trenches at Spanish Fort); and Maj. Chas. S. Henegan.
Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 169
These might be he:
1860 United States Federal Census about Rees Bremer
Name: Rees Bremer
Age in 1860: 25
Birth Year: abt 1835
Home in 1860: Greene, Mississippi
Post Office: Buck Creek
Value of real estate: $20/$5000
Rees Bremer 25 Occupation not listed
Martha Bremer 18 born in Mississippi
1870 United States Federal Census about Rell Brewer
Name: Rell Brewer
Birth Year: abt 1835
Age in 1870: 35
Home in 1870: Police District 3, Greene, Mississippi
Value of real estate: Not listed
Post Office: State Line
Rell Brewer 35 Works in farm
Gillie Brewer 28 Keeping house, born in Mississippi
Louisa Brewer 9
Mary E Brewer 6
Lapan Brewer 4
Hannon Brewer 1