1st Alabama Trooper Search
Welcome to the home of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, United States Volunteers. This
web site hopes to be a resource for information about the First
because the Original 1st has a forgotten
story to tell, and we want to tell it.
The roots of the unit lay with the Southern Unionists
of North Alabama. Persecuted for their beliefs by the Confederacy,
they lived and died true to the Union.
The History of the 1st is a diverse one. Rich,
poor, black, white. Confederate deserters, Jacksonian Democrats
- they all answered the call to be in the US Cavalry.
On this site, you can read Stories about battles the unit was in. Also, be sure to check out
excerpts from The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
with information pertaining to the 1st Alabama.
We have started to collect the Stories,
Pictures, and Tombstone
locations of men who enlisted in the First. Most, contributed by
descendants and friends of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV, tell of the triumphs, hardships, and campaigns
of the troopers and give a face to these individuals. For information about the project, look at
our Searchable Roster.
Today, there are men who reenact this historical unit. The Reconstituted
First travel to events throughout the southeast to sit around camp all morning and enjoy each
others company, fight the afternoon battle, play music all night long, and drink a lot of beer until
you start all over again in the morning. You can view their Event
Standards, Unit Rules, and Unit
Bylaws of the First. Information on some of the men
in the unit is also on the site. If you read all that and still want to consider it,
there is also information on how you can Reenact With Us. Try it once, and you'll be hooked.
We welcome any and all contributions to our collection. Feel free to Contact
Us with anything that you have to contribute.