War and Military
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 175 Collections and/or Records:
Adams Family papers
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
Rucker Agee papers
Dates: 1861 - 1977
Aileen Kilgore Henderson Papers
Overview Drafts and final manuscripts of the works of this award-winning Alabama children's author, and correspondence with her editor and with her fans. Also a United States Army Women's Corps uniform [not AKH's actual uniform; the attached insignia may or may not be hers either]: jacket, blouse, skirt and garrison cap, circa 1944-1951 and other military recognitions.
Dates: 1938 - 2008
Alabama Air National Guard letter of authorization
Abstract A photocopy of a memorandum to the commander to the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing of the Alabama National Guard, authorizing transport of non-military personnel, including Governor George C. Wallace, from Montgomery to Tuscaloosa and back on April 30, 1963. Includes signatures of passengers on a waiver form.
Alabama Warriors speech text
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.
Lamar Aldridge papers
Overview Letters home written while Aldridge was in training in Georgia and then serving in France during World War I.
Jonathon A. B. Allison letter
Overview A letter dated 6 March 1862, from "Camp Alabama, near Dumfries, Virginia," to "Dear Uncle," with news of friends and the war.
Dates: 1862 March 6
Alston Fitts Letters and Photograph
Overview Letters from this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, physician to his wife and children before and after he was shipped to France during World War I, as well as a photograph of Fitts.
Dates: 1917 - 1919
Ambrose Doss Papers
Overview Collection contains letters written by Ambrose Doss of Jefferson County, Alabama, to his wife, Sarah Brake Doss while he was in Co. C of the 19th Alabama Regiment from the time of his enlistment in 1861 until his death on 1864 July 5 near Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia. There is also a letter from Lt. J. W. Rouse, dated 1864 July 6, to Sarah telling her of Ambrose’s death and burial. There are several miscellaneous documents including a short biographical sketch of Doss and a booklet titled...
Dates: 1861 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864
Andrew Dawson papers
Abstract Contains correspondence and other material relating to this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native's service in Europe during World War I.
Dates: 1918 - 1919
Andrew William Johnson Jr. Papers
Overview Correspondence, photographs, diary, books, stationery set, newspaper clippings, and dog tags of Andrew William Johnson Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1940s, before and after he was in the Army.
Askew family papers
Overview Biographical sketch, ledger, diaries, church histories, newspaper clippings, copies of poetry and pieces written about Confederate history in Alabama, address and appointment books from this Dayton, Alabama, family.
B. L. Holt correspondence on the 1908 Confederate Veterans Reunion
Overview Holt's correspondence between May and June 1908, relating to his duties as quartermaster general in securing hotels accommodations and horses for Alabama Governor Braxton Bragg Comer and members of his staff who participated in the veteran's parade and other reunion events.
William Pitt Ballinger diary
Abstract Diary covering the 1865 negotiations with General E. R.S. Canby and others over the cessation of hostilities between the U.S. and the state of Texas, other legal cases legal and business, as well as personal and family affairs.
John Taylor Banks diary
Abstract Diary of druggist who served in the 6th Alabama Regiment. Also includes a biographical sketch and a coroner's report signed by Banks.
Barrie Lucien Holt papers
Overview Contains the papers of Barrie Lucien Holt, covering his life as a capitalist, planter, financier, and quartermaster general of the Alabama National Guard. Holt was an organizer and majority shareholder in the Prattville Cotton Mills and Banking Company, as well as a partner in D. M. Snow and Company.
William Robert Bell letter
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
Benjamin J. Gaston Letters
Overview Letters written by Benjamin J. Gaston, who served as a first lieutenant with the Independent 2nd Battalion Alabama Volunteers and as a private in the 10th Alabama Cavalry.
Dates: 1859 - 1865
Benjamin Rice Holt Papers
Overview Letters and papers of this Confederate soldier and his family during the Civil War and afterwards.
Dates: 1860 - 1939
Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick Letters
Overview Letters from seven former students while prisoners of war in northern prison camps, requesting food, clothing, books, tobacco, and money.
James C. Bennett papers
Abstract A miscellaneous collection of Civil War material of this Union soldier from Indiana, including enlistment lists, muster roles, war songs, writings, drawings, a diary, genealogical information, and clippings. All materials are photocopies of originals.
Dates: circa 1862-1899; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1869
Berman Family Papers
Overview Contains material created and kept by the Berman family of St. Louis, Missouri. Letters written by Dr. William (Bill) Berman and his wife Marian make up the bulk of the collection. These are primarily letters written, often in Hebrew, by Bill and Marian from Ft. Riley, Kansas, where Bill served as an Army doctor during World War Two.
Peyton B. Bibb papers
Abstract Documents, mainly letters written to or by Peyton B. Bibb. There are also receipts and minutes from unidentified meetings. There is also a copy of the “Complete Rudiments of Music” by A.J. Showalter (©1906) with the name “George Bibb” written on the front cover and on the first page.
Branscomb Family Papers
Overview Letters, land grants, diplomas, certificates, scrapbook, daguerreotype, and other miscellaneous documents, as well as quilts and other textiles (including a wedding dress from the early 20th century)
Dates: after 1865
British nineteenth-century naval pay documents (Power of Attorney, etc.)
Overview Power of attorney, dated 4 December 1809, and drafts, dated 10 August 1816 and 28 October 1816, for prize money for sailors of the British navy.
Wilburt Scott Brown papers
Overview Copies of this University of Alabama graduate and faculty member’s dissertation with other manuscripts and documents
Peter Bryce collection
Overview A small miscellany of materials including Bryce's appointment as medical officer of ship "Yorkshire," clippings about Bryce, among them his obituary, and copy of his "Moral and Criminal Responsibility," 1888
John Burnham papers
Abstract Correspondence and other material relating to the captivity of Captain John Burnham in Algiers, 1793-94, his attempts to buy his freedom and subsequent efforts to secure reimbursement from Congress.
Letter from "Butch" to Chickie
Overview A letter from Corporal "Butch" to Chickie of Louisville, Kentucky about his time with the United States Army.
Dates: 1942 October 12
Callahan Family papers
Overview A miscellany of materials, primarily genealogical records of a large number of families. The collection also contains files on the Hopewell Baptist Church in Fayette County, Alabama, the 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment Company F, Alabama land records, and on women's suffrage.
Proctor Carlisle legal papers
Overview The draft of a claim and an answering paper, dated June 1861, relative to the seizure of the British schooner "Tropic Wind" by the U.S.S. Monticello
Dates: 1861 June
Hatchett Chandler correspondence
Overview Letters written to other members of the Fort Morgan Historical Commission concerning the fort and Chandler's "Little Gems" project.
Charles Robinson papers
Overview Letters concerning Robinson's request for a commission in the "colored service" of the U.S. Army during the Civil War.
Dates: 1864 - 1865
Charles W. Cook Letters
Scope and Contents This collection of ninety-one letters between Charles W. Cook and his wife, Esther, was sent between September and December 1952 while Charles was working for the United States Army Chemical Corps on Project Ivy at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Proving Grounds. Eighty-three of the letters are between Charles and Esther, the remaining eight are from Charles' mother, father, sister, and other military colonels. The correspondence is about the daily life of the writers as they keep in...
Dates: 1952-09-05 - 1952-12-12
Chief Surgeon's General Order No. 107
Abstract General Order No. 107 from Chief Surgeon S. Cooper's office in Richmond, Virginia, modifies an earlier order delineating medical officers' reasons for issuing medical furloughs for soldiers.
Dates: 1862 December 17
Collective Protection documents
Abstract Documents on Collective Protection probably produced by authorities in Birmingham, Alabama, and Montgomery, Alabama, shortly after the United States entered World War II. They cover all areas of collective protection such as home protection, lighting restrictions, espionage and sabotage, war gases and shelters.
Confederate States Army, Ninth Georgia Cavalry Regiment (Cobb's Legion) vouchers
Overview Vouchers issued to soldiers of the Ninth Georgia Cavalry Regiment by the Confederate States Army for pay, etc.
Confederate States Army, Third Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company C (Swanson's Company) muster roll
Overview The muster roll of Captain William G. Swanson's Company, Company D, of the Third Alabama Infantry Regiment, 4 May 1861.
Dates: 1861 May 4
Confederate States Army, Thirty-Eighth Virginia Infantry Regiment records
Overview A miscellany of materials pertaining to the 38th Virginia Infantry Regiment, including muster rolls of Company A, a special order naming hospital stewards, a certificate of disability, and a list of payment and clothing issued.
Union Bark Conrad proof of ownership and registration
Overview Photocopies of the 1861 Proof of Ownership and Registration forms for the Bark Conrad which was later captured by the C.S.S. Alabama and recommissioned as the Tuscaloosa
W.H.H. Cooper furlough
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
Cowin family papers
Overview Photocopies of the diary and essays written by John H. Cowin of Green County, Alabama covering events from 22 April through 13 November 1861 as well as a smaller diary for the month of January 1863. There is also a presidential pardon and oaths of allegiance certificates for Samuel Cowin, as well as photocopies of miscellaneous documents including Alabama tax statements from 1875 and 1877 and newspaper clippings, and a Civil War era Smith and Wesson Model 2 Army revolver. Also in the...
J.M. Craft Letter
Overview J.M. Craft, a veteran living in a U.S. Soldier's Home in Kansas City, Missouri, writes about his daily life.
Dates: 1940 January 9
Edward Calvin Crow correspondence
Overview Correspondence between E. C. Crow and Dr. John M. Gallalee of the University of Alabama regarding a newspaper article on Gen. Josiah Gorgas, as well as a newspaper article on the oldest judge in Birmingham, Alabama.
Cruikshank family papers
Overview Correspondence of an Alabama family, centered in Talladega and Birmingham
CSS Alabama partial muster roll
Overview Partial muster roll of the CSS Alabama.
Dates: after 1864 June 19
C.S.S. Tuscaloosa Logs
Overview Portions of the logs for the C.S.S. Alabama and the C.S.S. Tuscaloosa. The logs document the daily weather, longitude and latitude as well as information about engagements with enemy ships. There is also a list of ships captured by the Alabama from 5 September 1862 to 20 June 1863 and copies of the correspondence between Lieutenant John Low as captain of the C.S.S. Tuscaloosa and various authorities of the British colony of the Cape of Good Hope.
John E. Curry collection
Overview Photocopies of letters from David H. Vinton, Assistant Quartermaster in New York, to Lieutenant Josiah Gorgas at Watervliet Arsenal, refusing to grant Gorgas’s request for supplies to be sent to Pensacola, and from University of Alabama cadet John H. Marshall in Tuscaloosa, discussing the possible role of the cadets in the defense of the state, the fainting of several cadets during a dress parade, and inquires about his family.
Luther Fairfax Dashiell papers
Overview Correspondence, speeches, and writings, relating to his work as a surgeon with the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers, stationed in Tampico, Mexico, during the Mexican War.
Dates: 1844-1887; Majority of material found within 1844 - 1848
William Davidson paper
Abstract A paper titled "Brigadier General James Holt Clanton, Alabama's Rash Gallant" and delivered to the Alabama Historical Association, April 17, 1959.
Dates: 1959 April 17