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R H. Motley enlisted as a Private in Company K, 14th Alabama Infantry February 14, 1862 at Louine?, Alabama, admitted to Chimborazo Hospital No. 3, Richmond, Virginia April 24, 1862, returned to duty May 9[?], killed in an engagement around Richmond, Virginia, June 26 to July 1, 1862, 5th Brigade (Pryor's), his widow N.S. Motley filed claim for his pay, allowances and effects on May 25, 1863, no further reocrds

M311: Compiled Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama


14th AL Infantry

Organized: Auburn, AL on 7/19/61
Mustered Out: 4/9/65 at Appomattox Court House

The Fourteenth Alabama infantry was organized at Auburn, 1861;
remained in camp at Huntsville till October, when it was ordered
to Virginia.

It fought with distinction at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862; Seven
Pines, May 31st to June 1st and Mechanicsville, June 26th; made
desperate charges at Frayser's Farm, June 30th, and Malvern Hill,
July 1st, its losses of killed and wounded being very heavy. It
served with distinction at Sharpsburg, September 17th; Salem, May
3, 1863, and Gettysburg, July 1st to 3rd; the Wilderness May 5 to
7, 1864; Spottsylvania, May 8th to 18th, and in the many fights
around Petersburg from June, 1864, to Appomattox, in April, 1865.

Among its distinguished killed in battle were: Capt. John Bell,
killed at Mechanicsville; Lieut.-Col. David W. Baine, Capt. James
S. Williamson, Lieuts. James E. Mayes, Nat M. Smith and C. H.
Snead, at Frayser's Farm; Capt. J. Y. Wallace, at Matapony,
August 6, 1862; Maj. Owen K. McLemore, at South Mountain,
September 14, 1862; Maj. R. A. McCord, Lieuts. H. M. Cox and M.
L. Bankston, at Chancellorsville; Capts. C. H. Lambeth and E.
Folk, at Petersburg.

Among the other field officers were: Col. Thomas J. Judge,
afterward on the supreme bench of Alabama, and Cols. Lucius
Pinckard and Alfred C. Wood; Lieut.-Col. James A. Brown, and
Majs. George W. Taylor and Mickleberry P. Terrell.

Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 99

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