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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Adams Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0006
Abstract This collection consists principally of correspondence among members of the Adams Family, the majority of which concerns the Confederate service of a son, who wrote many letters detailing army life and conditions. It also contains papers related to Homer and John Adams, prisoners of war who died before returning home, and an Adams Family history by Irving Adams, dated December 18, 1948.
Dates: 1849 - 1926; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1865

Alabama Warriors speech text

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Identifier: MSS-0053
Overview Text of a speech describing the contribution of Emma Sansom, Joseph Wheeler, Raphael Semmes, and John Pelham to Alabama history, read at the February 2, 1933, meeting of the Canebreak Rifle Guard Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Dates: 1933

Allen Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0064
Overview The business and personal papers of John G. Allen (1810- 1891) and his son Charles Edward (1860-1943), planters of Marengo County, Alabama, including Civil War letters, tenant farmer contracts, mortgages and indentures, bills and receipts, personal letters, insurance policies, and miscellaneous items relating to the family.
Dates: 1848-1906

William Robert Bell letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0134
Abstract A letter dated 29 May 1864 from a Confederate soldier to his mother and sister while stationed in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
Dates: 1864 May 29

O. T. Brown letter

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Identifier: W-0154
Overview Letter from O. T. Brown to the president of the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy describing his experiences as a soldier during the Civil War.
Dates: 1898 May 26

Curtis R. Burke journal

 Collection
Identifier: W-0063
Overview Typescript of Curtis R. Burke's Civil War journal which includes daily entries from October 1862 to June 1865. Notable journal entries include descriptions of John Hunt Morgan's raid into Ohio in July 1863, and accounts of conditions in prison camps in Indiana and Illinois.
Dates: 1971

Samuel Richmond Caffee Papers

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Identifier: MSS-2114
Abstract Diary (and photocopies) and other documents written by Samuel Richmond Caffee, physician and founding member of Avondale Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. There are also documents written by others about Dr. Caffee.
Dates: 1858-1977

Samuel D. Cameron and Maxwell A. Cameron Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0264
Overview Papers, primarily letters, of two Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, brothers, Samuel D. Cameron, 2nd Alabama Cavalry and Maxwell A. Cameron, 18th Alabama Infantry Regiment, to their sister, Sarah, and brother-in-law, Isham Robertson, during the Civil War. Additional materials include financial documents and other family letters.
Dates: 1858-1884; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

Henry De Lamar Clayton Sr. papers

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Identifier: MSS-0313
Abstract The personal, legal, military, and administrative papers, of this Alabama politician, Confederate general, and University of Alabama president.
Dates: 1840-1925

Coleman and Truss family letters

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Identifier: W-0103
Overview Contains letters written before, during, and after the Civil War by the Coleman family of St. Clair, Alabama
Dates: 1860-1868

W.H.H. Cooper furlough

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Identifier: MSS-0222
Overview A furlough dated 13 December 1861, issued to W. H. H. Cooper, a private in Captain D. L. Patterson's Company, 20th Mississippi Volunteers for the period 13 December 1861 to 12 January 1862.
Dates: 1861 December 13

Alex Van Hoose Davies family papers

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Identifier: MSS-0402
Overview Photocopies of the family history of an early northwest Alabama family, one of whom became mayor of Birmingham in the 1890s. There are also some personal recollections of the Union Army raid on Tuscaloosa led by John T. Croxton in April 1865, augmented with notes by grandson Alexander Van Hoose Davies, as well as copies of memorials of various Van Hoose men, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1925-1980

John Horry Dent, Jr., Letters

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Identifier: MSS-0431
Overview Collection contains letters written by John Horry Dent, Jr. (signed J. Horry Dent) of Barbour County, Alabama, from 1861 March 15 to 1864 July 1 to his father, John Horry Dent of Eufaula, Alabama. There are also two letters written by Dent Jr.’s fellow officers to Dent's father detailing information of Dent Jr.’s part aboard the C.S.S. McRae during the battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and his subsequent capture and internment at Fort Warren in May 1862.
Dates: 1861 - 1864

Donoho family papers

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Identifier: MSS-3704
Overview Letters between members of a close Tuscaloosa family written primarily during the Civil War.
Dates: 1838-1914

William Lovelace Foster letter

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Identifier: MSS-0538
Overview Typescript copies of a lengthy and detailed letter from Foster during the siege of Vicksburg, to his wife, begun before communications were cut off and continued at intervals throughout the siege (June 1863) until the city's surrender to Union forces on 4 July 1863.
Dates: 1863 June 20

A Georgia Soldier in the Civil War, 1861-1865

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Identifier: W-0083
Overview Contains an unbound manuscript of Robert Duncan Chapman's published Civil War memoir.
Dates: 1929

James A. Goble diary

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Identifier: MSS-0574
Overview Civil War diary of a soldier in the First Alabama Infantry who was born in New York and later lived in Auburn, Alabama, before moving to Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Dates: 1862-1863

Josiah and Amelia Gorgas family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0580
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers of Josiah Gorgas, chief of the Confederate Bureau of Ordnance and president of the University of Alabama, and his wife Amelia Gayle Gorgas, librarian at the University of Alabama and daughter of Alabama governor John Gayle.
Dates: 1820-1920

Columbus L. Hadaway memoir

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Identifier: W-0118
Overview Typescript of Confederate soldier Columbus L. Hadaway's military memoir.
Dates: 1913

Wade Hall Collection of Civil War Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4273
Overview A variety of materials related to the United States Civil War
Dates: 1861 - 1932

Harris family papers

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Identifier: MSS-0640
Overview Includes typewritten copies of letters written between James William and Robert Harris, both serving in the Confederate States Army, and their family in Marengo County, Alabama.
Dates: 1861

Joseph Zebulon Hearst letters

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Identifier: W-0123
Overview Typescript transcriptions of twenty-one letters written by Confederate soldier Joseph Zebulon Hearst between May 1862 and December 1864.
Dates: 1931

Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0753
Abstract The Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers span the period from 1797 to 1960 and include both the personal and business papers of Robert Jemison Jr., along with papers of Robert Jemison (grandfather), William Jemison (father), Priscilla Jemison (wife), Cherokee Jemison Hargrove (daughter), and Andrew Coleman Hargrove (son-in-law), and Robert Jemison Jr. (IV) of Birmingham (1878-1973). Included are the records of his grist and lumber mills, plantations, stage line, the Tuskaloosa Plank Road, toll bridges,...
Dates: 1797 - 1973

Johnny Reb and Billy Yank: Manuscript

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Identifier: MSS-4010
Overview Manuscript of Alexander Hunter's Johnny Reb and Billy Yank, his narrative of service in the Confederate Army, under the working title, "Four Years in the Ranks."
Dates: 1905

George Doherty Johnston Papers

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Identifier: MSS-4018
Overview Letters to and from this Confederate brigadier general.
Dates: 1845-1885

J. J. Magee diary

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Identifier: MSS-3764
Overview Civil War diary of Captain J. J. Magee of Company D, Eighth Alabama Infantry.
Dates: 1861

Manly family papers

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Identifier: MSS-0900
Abstract Includes the papers of Basil Manly, president of the University of Alabama, 1837-1855, and a founder of Furman University, which reflect the history of the period as well as his life as theologian and educator. It also contains materials created and gathered by other Manly family members, including his sons Basil and Charles, president of Furman University, 1881-1897.
Dates: 1818-1930

James H. Mullen letter

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Identifier: MSS-1029
Overview A letter from Mullen to his family describng his troops' position in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Dates: 1862 November 23

Abner E. Patton Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4056
Overview Letters from a Confederate soldier in the Eleventh Alabama Infantry to his family.
Dates: 1861-1953

William Quayle correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1176
Abstract Letters written from the First Frontier District of Texas, of which Quayle was commander, providing information on Confederate military dispositions, 1862-64. Quayle's correspondents included James Bourland, H. E. McCulloch, and James Webb Throckmorton.
Dates: 1862-1864

A. C. Roycroft papers

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Identifier: MSS-1213
Abstract Papers of a Confederate Army officer and Northport, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama resident, including his diary from the final months of the Civil War.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1866 - 1884

E. W. Tarrant letters

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Identifier: MSS-1383
Abstract Two letters written from Aransas Pass, Texas, to a Mrs. Brown in October 1914, containing extensive reminiscences of the Warrior Guards (Company A of the Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment) and Fowler's Artillery Battery. Both units were organized at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dates: 1914 October

Benjamin Titus Civil War Diary

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Identifier: MSS-4131
Overview Diary of Benjamin Titus, a member of the 8th Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Independent Scouts. Titus died on June 7, 1864, at Richmond, Virginia, at age 31. The diary (dated 1866) was probably copied after Titus' death by an unidentified person (probably his brother) from a written account Titus kept and describes the life of an infantry soldier - miles and miles of forced marches, rain and snow and impassible roads, and days of inaction interrupted by intense periods of pitched battles,...
Dates: 1861-1873

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

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Identifier: W-0048
Overview Records of the United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, in Birmingham, Alabama, between 1906 and 1919.
Dates: 1906-1919

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, Confederate veterans' documents

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Identifier: W-0034
Overview Typescript copies of legal and financial documents filed in Arkansas between 1848 and 1873, as well as typescript copies of letters, diaries, and military service accounts written primarily by Confederate soldiers. The legal documents are mainly deeds of conveyance, tax records, and deeds for swampland.
Dates: 1848-1941

John A. Vaughn diary

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Identifier: MSS-1495
Abstract Civil War diary of a Virginia native who later settled in Alabama. The entries are limited to 1863.
Dates: 1863

Adam H. Whetstone diary

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Identifier: W-0080
Overview Contains the diary of Confederate soldier Adam H. Whetstone of Prattville, Alabama
Dates: 1864-1865

Augusta Evans Wilson papers

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Identifier: MSS-1563
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a bound manuscript of the 19th-century author Augusta Evans Wilson of Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1859-1909