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R M Fair

Birth: 19 Mar 1847

Death: 1 Mar 1941

(Aged 93 years, 11 months, 10 days.)


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Served in Company B, 45th Infantry , Alabama as [Rank Unknown]

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 5/1/1862 as a Private. On 5/1/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. AL 45th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment) Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
Unit Details:
45th Infantry Regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama, in may, 1862. Companies that made up the unit were from the counties of Barbour, Randolph, Lowndes, Macon, and Russell. It was immediately sent to Mississippi and at Tupelo suffered from camp diseases. Later it moved to Kentucky, fought at Perryville under General Walthall, then was assigned to General Wood's, Lowrey's, and Shelley's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. The 45th participated in the difficult campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, was with Hood in Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. It was organized with 750 men, reported 91 casualties at Murfreesboro and 117 at Chickamauga, and totalled 366 effectives and 309 arms in December, 1863. The regiment lost 27 killed, 72 wounded, and 32 missing at the Battle of Atlanta and was almost annihilated at Franklin. Only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Ephraim B. Breedlove, James G. Gilchrist, William S. Goodwyn, and Harris D. Lampley; Lieutenant Colonel Robert H. Abercrombie; and Major George C. Freeman.

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