Yank, 1952), there has been a slow but steady development in the historiography of the
“Common Soldier” of the Civil War.
It is necessary to place the members of Confederate Lodge into the context of the
conflict. Unit histories of the assigned Regiments, studies of Ft. Morgan, as well as local
histories of the counties from which these soldiers enlisted, are available. The men who
became members of Confederate Lodge were residents of Calhoun, Pickens, Franklin,
Jackson, Clarke and Mobile Counties and served as soldiers primarily in the 2nd Alabama
Infantry Regiment. A small number of the Lodge members appear to have been serving
with other units being formed at Ft. Morgan, most notable are the 1st and 3rd Alabama
Infantry Regiments. In addition, this fort has been the subject of two Master’s theses
which contain useful materials.