W. Bazor (First_Last)
Regiment Name 21 Alabama Infantry
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name Nathan/Bazer
21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry
21st Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, in October, 1861, and served there during the winter. Its members were recruited in Mobile and the counties of Washington, Marengo, Baldwin, Montgomery, and Greene. In March, 1862, it moved to Corinth and, assigned to General Gladden's Brigade, was conspicuous in the Battle of Shiloh. On the return to Corinth, the regiment was reorganized, saw light action at Farmington, then was ordered back to Mobile. Here it was trained in heavy artillery and brigaded under Higgins, Page, and B.M. Thomas. The 21st participated in the battles of Forts Gaines and Morgan and Spanish Fort. Six companies were captured at Fort Gaines and two at Fort Morgan, but the two at Fort Powell blew up and evacuated that post. The men were captured at Fort Gaines were later exchanged, the others were not. It lost thirty-one percent fof the 650 engaged at Shiloh, had 10 killed and 25 wounded at Spanish Fort, and surrendered on May 6, 1865, about 250 strong. The field officers were Colonels Charles D. Anderson and James Crawford; Lieutenant Colonels S.W. Cayce, A.J. Ingersoll, C.S. Stewart, and James M. Williams; and Majors Charles B. Johnston, F.J. McCoy, and Frederick Stewart.
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Private
"K" Co. AL 21st Infantry
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THE TWENTY FIRST ALABAMA INFANTRY.
This regiment was organized in Mobile in October, 1861, and
served that winter at Mobile.
In March, 1862, it proceeded to Corinth and was distinguished in
the battle of Shiloh, April 6th and 7th, being complimented in
general orders. It also fought at Farmington, May 3rd, after
which the regiment was ordered back to Mobile.
Two of its companies withstood a bombardment of two weeks from 5
gunboats and 6 mortar boats in their attempt to force an entrance
to Grant's pass, August, 1864. They held out heroically until,
overwhelmed by the immense resources of the enemy, they blew up
the fort and evacuated it.
The six companies stationed at Fort Gaines held out until August
8, 1864, when they were compelled to surrender. The rest of the
regiment formed part of the garrison at Spanish Fort and engaged
in its defense, March 26 to April 8, 1865.
Lieutenant Dixon, a gallant Kentuckian of this regiment, and
several of his command, volunteered to man a submarine torpedo
boat in Charleston harbor. They went to sea the night of
February 17, 1864, and blew up the Housatonic, of the Federal
blockading squadron, but the brave crew all perished by the
explosion which destroyed the Federal vessel.
Its colonels were James Crawford and Chas. D. Anderson. Its
lieutenant-colonels were Andrew J. Ingersol, Stewart W. Cayce,
Charles S. Stewart and James M. Williams. Its majors were
Frederick K. Stewart, Franklin J. McCoy and Charles G. Johnston.
Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 122
Nathan Bazer/Bazor, Private, Company K, 21st Regiment Alabama Infantry, enlisted August 29, 1864 at Mobile, Ala. by Maj. Stone for the War, transferred to Conscript Camp October 18, 1864, surrendered with men from miscellaneous units under the command of Capt. D. H. Todd at Citronelle, Ala. May 4, 1865, paroled at Meridian, Miss., May 15, resident of Wayne County, Miss.
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama