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United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, No. 39, Birmingham, Alabama, records

Identifier: W-0048

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two journals, one containing brief biographical sketches of the members of Birmingham United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, and the other containing the minutes of meetings at the camp.

The journal of typed and handwritten biographies includes information about individual veterans' enlistment, engagements fought, imprisonment, battle injuries, and discharge. The minutes volume includes the minutes of regular camp meetings, as well as state and national reunions. Both volumes include tribute essays to deceased members.


  • 1906-1919


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Biographical / Historical

Established in 1889, the United Confederate Veterans Association (U.C.V.) was a benevolent, historical, and social society organized to commemorate the Civil War and preserve Confederate history. In addition to national and regional offices and departments, the organization consisted of local camps, including Birmingham's Camp W. J. Hardee. The veterans association was active until the 1950s, hosting reunions and commemorations. The U.C.V. held its last national reunion in 1951.

Sources: Warren, Steven L. United Confederate Veterans. Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Accessed June 7, 2013.

United Confederate Veterans Association Records Finding Aid. Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library. Louisiana State University Libraries. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Accessed June 7, 2013.


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Records of the United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, in Birmingham, Alabama, between 1906 and 1919.

Physical Location

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


Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Related Materials

A collection of United Confederate Veterans material is located at Louisiana State University. See United Confederate Veterans Association Records, Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library. Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Camp W. J. Hardee members whose sketches appear in the first volume are: R. D. Alexander; T. B. Alford; W. F. Barnes; John K. Barton; Henry Beck; W J. Bethune; Daniel Robert Bize; John W. Bush; E. Carpenter; A. S. Carrel; C. C. Coxe; Joab Lawler Darby; Thomas Wilson Davis; Elwell Eastman; W. F. Eggleston; F. G. Eskew; Samuel A. Flippen; J. T. Garretson; Rufus Harrison Hagood; Thomas Alexander Hamilton; George H. Hening; George Henning; Robert Greene Hewitt; Stephen Hodge; William E. Hooper; W. R. (William Robert) Houghton; George P. Hughes; Sam Will John; Richard E. Jones; S. J. King; W. B. Leedy; J. H. Lewis; James Mackey; George L. Martin; John F. McLaughin; F. F. Norton; John B. Reid; Henry N. Rosner; E. H. Sholl; John G. Smith; W. D. Stallins; W. D. Stratton; J. C. Styles; Edmund Taylor Taliaferro; J. T. S. Wade; N. B. Walker; William Columbus Ward; J. H. Weatherly; Marshall H. Wells; Sidney B. Wilder; M. M. Williams; Henry Felix Wilson; William Wallace Wilson; E. A. Wright; William E. Yancey; and Daniel Zimmerman.


Titles on phase box spine: Reminiscences of Confederate Service - by Members of Camp Hardee, United Confederate Veterans, Birmingham, Alabama - 1912-1917; and Minute Book of Camp Hardee, United Confederate Veterans - Birmingham, 1914-1918

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Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013



Guide to the United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, No. 39, Birmingham, Alabama, records
October 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266