50th Alabama Infantry Regiment
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|50th Alabama Infantry Regiment|
Flag of Alabama in 1861 (obverse and reverse)
|Active||April 3, 1862 to April 9, 1865|
|Country||Confederate States of America|
|Branch||Confederate States Army|
|Engagements||Battle of Shiloh|
Siege of Corinth
Battle of Stones River
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Chattanooga
Battle of New Hope Church
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Ezra Church
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville
Battle of Kinston
Battle of Bentonville
|Col. John G. Coltart|
The 50th Alabama Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was originally named 26th Alabama (Coltart's), but was renamed 50th Alabama on June 6, 1863.
It is not to be confused with another 26th Alabama (O'Neill's) which was formed around the same time and served with the Army of Northern Virginia and later Army of Tennessee.
Organization and muster
The 26th Alabama (Coltart's) was formed on April 3, 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi by consolidating the 2nd and 5th Alabama Infantry Battalions. Field consolidation with the 39th Alabama the first half of 1863.
Designation was changed to 50th Alabama Infantry Regiment on June 6, 1863.
Consolidated with 22nd, 25th and 39th Alabama Infantry on April 9, 1865 and designated 22nd Alabama Infantry. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina on April 26th, 1865. 
- U.S. War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1880–1901.
- Stewart Sifakis. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama. Facts on File, NY 1992 ISBN 0-8160-2287-9
- Sifakis p.121
- Sifakis p.121