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Edward Maffitt Anderson Photographic Album

Identifier: 2009-219

Scope and Contents

The photograph album consists of forty-seven Cartes de Visite (CDVs) presented to Edward Maffitt Anderson, midshipman on board the CSSAlabama, by friends in Liverpool, England, in 1864. The album contains photographs of other Alabama crewmembers and three photographs of Anderson. On the first page of the album, it is written: "To dear Edward from his fond friends, Ella & Hattie, Liverpool, July 22nd 1864". There is also a clipping attached to last page of the album, "City Beat," Savannah Morning News, October 31, 1967, regarding the CSS Alabama.


  • 1864

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Biographical / Historical

Edward Maffitt Anderson, a native of Georgia, was midshipman on the CSS Alabamaduring the Civil War. He joined the crew of theAlabama


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Photograph album containing forty-seven Cartes de Visite belonging to Edward Maffitt Anderson, midshipman on board the CSS Alabama.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Marina Klarić, November 2013.
Guide to the Edward Maffitt Anderson Photographic Album
Finding aid created by Marina Klarić, November 2013; updated by Donnelly Walton, 2019.
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266