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"Confederate memoirs," volumes II and III

Identifier: W-0012

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the unpublished typescript of the memoirs of twenty Confederate soldiers, including: (v. II) W. R. Kendall; Colonel Carter; Colonel McElroy; W. H. Blankenship; R. B. Rhea; Newton J. Stephens; J. B. Paris; W. G. Bennett; Jessie Gilley; John P. West; J. W. Prater; and (v. III) J. W. Prater (cont.); Newton Sewell; Joshua Morbut; W. M. Campbell; Thomas Blair; James B. Street; F. R. Bankoon; John M. Patterson; A. S. Heath; and G. A. Bitian.

For the most part, the memoirs are first-hand accounts of the battles these men went through, but there are a few second-hand stories, like that of Colonel Carter of the Thirteenth Mississippi in volume II. Carter was killed at Gettysburg, and while James, a former slave, could have remained in the North as a free man, he had promised his mistress that he would bring his master's body home if he should be killed. James had Carter embalmed and made the long trek back to Mississippi to deliver the body to the heartbroken widow.


  • 1861-1865


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.


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Unpublished typescript of the memoirs of twenty Confederate soldiers

Physical Location

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama


Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010


Titles on phase box spines: Various Confederate Memoirs, volume II and volume III.

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013



Guide to the "Confederate memoirs," volumes II and III
August 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266