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Description: Alabama State TroopsDate: January 22 1891
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 6
Alabama State Troops
The report of Adjutant General C. P. Jones made to Gov. Seay for the year ending September 30th, 1890, has just been printed. It shows the efficiency and strength of the State troops and many valuable suggestions are made for the improvement of that branch of the service.
Attention is called to the fact that there is no law looking to the enrollment of the militia of the State. The estimated number liable to military duty is 155,000. The act of March 8th 1886, relating to this subject was codified in the Code of 1886, and it is recommended that it be substantially re-enacted.
STRENGTH OF STATE TROOPS
The strength of the State Troops at the date of last report, including both officers and men, was 2,323; on October 1st, 1890, it is 2,776; showing an increase of 453 men.
The Alabama State Troops as organized is composed of three regiments of infantry, each having one troop of cavalry; the First and Third each a battery of artillery, and the Second, two batteries of artillery; they are located as follows:
The First Regiment, Col. Price Williams, Jr., has twelve companies of infantry, one battery, and one troop of cavalry, with headquarters Mobile.
The Second Regiment, Col. L. V. Clark, has eleven companies of infantry, one troop of cavalry, and two batteries of artillery, with headquarters at Birmingham.
The Third Regiment, Col. W. W. Quarles, has twelve companies of infantry, one troop of cavalry and one battery of artillery, with headquarters at Selma.