34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry - Confederate Army
- Private Peter Lafayette Vardeman
organized at Loachapoka, Alabama, in April, 1862, contained men from
Montgomery and the counties of Tallapoosa, Coosa, and Russell. It moved
to Tupelo, Mississippi, and was assigned to General Manigault's Brigade
where it remained for the duration of the war. The unit saw little
action during the Kentucky Campaign then took an active part in many
conflicts of the Army of Tennessee from
Later it fought in Hood's winter operations in Tennessee and at
North Carolina. The regiment reported 11 killed and 77 wounded at
Murfreesboro, had many captured at Missionary Ridge, and in December,
1863, totalled 388 men and 281 arms. It lost 14 killed and 46 wounded at
and was almost annihilated at
Few surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonel
Julius C.B. Mitchell, Lieutenant Colonels John C. Carter and James W.
Echols, and Majors Henry R. McCoy and John N. Slaughter.
Information compiled by David Vardiman
National Park Service's
Sailors and Soldiers surname search database and
Jack Vardaman's narrative.