6th Alabama Infantry Regiment ~~
Company G Roster
Broadfoot 1994, and the Alabama Department of Archives and History, lists the Officers of Company L, Autauga Rifles, as follows:
Thomas A. Davis, Capt. resigned May 1863
William F. Davis,1st Lt. resigned due to disability, February 26, 1862
Henry L Golson, 2nd Lt. time expired April 28, 1864
Robert G. Golson, 1st Lt. died of wounds received at South Mountain, Oct.24, 1862
Lewis A. Pou, Capt. wounded Seven Pines, retired Oct.11,1862
Green Hill Thompson, Capt.
John D. Perry, 2nd Lt. killed at Sharpsburg, Sept. 17, 1862
Thomas S. Taylor, 1st Lt. killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
James L. Wilkinson, 2nd Lt. killed at Spotsylvania, May 12, 1864
I . M. Thompson, 1st Lt. promoted by General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox
The Autauga Rifles was organized at Independence Alabama in May 1861, was camped a few days at Autaugaville and was ordered to Corinth Mississippi. We left home with one hundred men, with Dr. T. A. Davis, Captain, W. F. Davis, 1st Lieutenant, H. L. Golson, 2nd Lieutenant, L. A. Pou, 3rd Lieutenant, G. H. Thompson, 1st Sergeant. From Corinth we were ordered to Manassas Virginia and remained near there during the summer. In June we lost our first member from disease, W. O. DeJarnette and during the summer we lost from camp fever J. J. Willis, A. J. Dodson, John Hampton and W. Wiggins. In March 1862, we broke up winter quarters and were sent to Yorktown. Here we lose another member from sickness, one of our best boys, loved by every one who knew him, David Jones, a messmate. While camped here we were joined by over one hundred men from home. The time of our enlistment being about to expire, we re-enlisted for the war and elected L. A. Pou, Captain, R. G. Golson 1st Lieutenant, G. H. Thompson 2nd Lieutenant, J. D. Perry 3rd Lieutenant, J. M. Thompson 1st Sergeant. Still in the 6th Alabama with John B. Gordon Colonel. In the later part of April we fell back to near Richmond where we remained until the Battle of Seven Pines. Captain Pou was disabled by a wound in his arm and left us to return to home.
The origin of the Autauga Rifles is described in the April 25, 1861, issue of the Autauga Citizen:
Autauga Volunteers – Several of our leading men are now engaged in getting up a rifle company to be called the Autauga Rifles, and which is now nearly completed, to be tendered to the Confederate States. The Prattville Dragoons, a fine looking company, numbering about sixty men, have already tendered their services and will be received. At least one hundred and fifty Antiguans have already gone to the wars, they having joined the different companies that have been formed in the counties of Dallas, Lowndes, and Montgomery. We do not like this, as Autauga receives no credit for it. But our patriotic old county will soon have two as fine companies in the field as ever marched to repel an invading foe, and we feel satisfied that they will give a good account of themselves if they have an opportunity. Our patriotic citizens have liberally subscribed for the families of those who could not leave home without some provision being made for their wives and children. Mr. Pratt, our liberal and patriotic townsman, subscribed five hundred dollars, and agreed to put down ten times as much more if it should be necessary. Messrs. Doster, Northington, Tarleton, and others whose names we do not now remember, have also subscribed liberally. Autauga will do her duty.