This regiment was organized at Auburn, in May 1862 and proceeded at once to Corinth. At Tupelo it lost many men by disease, but in the autumn moved into Kentucky in Patton Anderson's brigade. It charged a battery at Perryville, and suffered very severely in casualties. The regiment came out of Kentucky with the army, and was soon after engaged in the battle of Murfreesboro, where its casualties were numerous. Placed in the brigade of Gen. Wood of Lauderdale, Cleburne's division, (with the Sixteenth, Twenty-sixth-Fiftieth, and Thirty-third Alabama), the Forty-fifth remained on duty with the Army of Tennessee, passing the first half of the year 1863 at Tullahoma. It fought under the eye of Cleburne at Chicamauga, and its mutilated ranks told the eloquent story of its services. Gen. Mark Lowery of Mississippi succeeded to the command of the brigade, and the Forty-fifth was present at Mission Ridge and Ringgold Gap with slight loss. The winter was passed at Dalton, and the regiment took a full share in the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign, especially at Resaca, and at New Hope, where Cleburne's division grappled with Logan's corps. On the 22d of July, at Atlanta, Death reveled in its ranks, and half the regiment went down on the hard-fought field. Six weeks later it again fought " where Cleburne crossed the line" at Jonesboro, with considerable loss. Then followed the long and disastrous march into Tennessee. The Forty-fifth opened the battle at Franklin the evening before by a brilliant fight at Springhill, and the next day was in the bloody and desperate assault of Cleburne's division on the enemy's works, and was almost annihilated around the corpse of its heroic division commander. Its colors floated before Nashville, and a remnant of the Fort-fifth moved into North Carolina. It was there consolidated with other Alabama regiments, and surrendered with Gen Johnston's forces.
Colonels -- W. A Goodwin of Macon; resigned. James G. Gilchrist of Lowndes; resigned. E. B. Breedlove of Macon; resigned. Hams D. Lampley of Barbour; killed at Atlanta. Red H. Abercrombie of Macon.
Lieut. Colonels -- James G. Gilchrist; promoted. E. B. Breedlove; promoted. Harris D. Lampley promoted. R. H. Abercrombie; promoted. James Jackson of Macon.
Majors -- E. B. Breedlove; wounded at Murfreesboro; promoted. Hams D. Lampley; promoted. R. H. Abercrombie; promoted. George a. Freeman of Lowndes; wounded at Atlanta; retired. James Jackson; promoted.
Adjutants -- Lewis Chapman of Macon; transferred. Herndon Glenn of Barbour.
Barbour -- Harris D. Lampley; promoted. Jas. M. Hobdy; resigned Ellis Phelan.
Lowndes -- George C. Freeman; promoted. J. F. Clements; wounded at Murfreesboro; detached; Lieut. J. A. Robertson commanded.
Macon -- Thos. F. Flournoy; resigned .... Gaffney; killed at Perryville. John Callier.
Barbour and Macon -- G. W. Carter; resigned. J. C. Caldwell.
Macon -- James Jackson; wounded at Atlanta; promoted. S. W. King.
Russell. -- .... Tucker; resigned. .... Crockett.
Macon.-James M. Simmons; resigned. John R. Carson; killed at Franklin
Macon -- R. H. Abercrombie; promoted. Thomas Smith; killed at Atlanta. John E. Jones; wounded at Spring Hill.
M acon -- L. M. Wilson; resigned. Barton Perry; wounded at Chicamauga and Franklin.
Russell -- ... Black; resigned. A. W. Torbert; wounded at Chicamauga.