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Daniel R. Hundley Diary

Identifier: MSS-0716

Scope and Contents

Hundley's diary covers the years 1861 and 1864. The entries discuss secession and preparations for war, wartime service, private thoughts, news from home, and other matters.


  • 1861 - 1864

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Biographical / Historical

Born Madison County, Alabama in 1832, Hundley studied law at University of Virginia and Harvard. He subsequently practiced law in Chicago and was also a contributor to literary publications. An opponent of secession, he nonetheless returned to Alabama and helped organize the Thirty-First Alabama Infantry Regiment, of which he was elected colonel. He was wounded at Port Gibson, captured during the Atlanta Campaign and sent to Johnson's Island, Ohio. After the war he practiced law in Lawrence County, Alabama. Hundley was the author of Social Relations in Our Southern States (1860).


0.2 Linear Feet (2 item, 342 pieces ; photocopy, typescript)

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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266