War and Military
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 180 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Letter and photograph, from Hayslette in Conde, France, to "My Dear Mother," thanking her for a Christmas parcel and expressing longings for home.
Overview Pocket diary of Civil War Union soldier, Joseph S. Huhn of Company "F" of the Ohio 114th Infantry, documenting daily activities between 1 January and 21 August 1865. The remainder of the diary is miscellaneous information and a series of exam questions.
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other materials created by the Huston family in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, and extended family in Mobile, Alabama. Most materials center around George Waring Huston, who was killed in World War One.
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, journal articles, newspaper clippings, and maps of this professor and Alabama author.
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.
Overview Letters written to his mother and brother while serving with the 52nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Peninsular Campaign and the Charleston Expedition
Dates: 1861-1898; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1863
Abstract Collection includes a photograph, letter, and diary of a Civil War soldier from Pennsylvania, who died during the battle of Gettysburg.
Dates: 1862 - 1864
Abstract Letters to L. C. Garland, President of the University of Alabama, and to Alabama Governor John Gill Shorter, dealing with requisitions, fortifying the University campus, and cadets during the Civil War.
Dates: 1863 - 1864
File — Box WSC001: , Folder: W0129.17
Scope and Contents Jeremiah Clemens writes on September 3, 1848, to the Adjutant General of the Army in Washington, D.C., thanking him for sending his commission as a lieutenant colonel in the Ninth Infantry.
Dates: 1848 September 3
Overview A letter dated 5 September 1813, from St. Stephens, Alabama, to his parents, describing the Creek attack on Fort Mims during the Creek War of 1813-1814.
Dates: 1813 September 5
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
Abstract Paper titled "An Editor Spends a Day with the Army,” [presented to the?] American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 13, 1942. Includes annotated photographs of editors visiting Governors Island, New York, HQ of Eastern Defense Command and First Army and photographs of defense drills somewhere on the East Coast.
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."
Overview A collection of papers written by and related to Thomas G. Jones. Correspondence includes letters written about Jones' service in the Civil War and an open letter to B.B. Comer. Other papers are written about Jones.
Abstract A collection of letters home from Europe, during and immediately after World War I.
Dates: 1918 - 1919
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.
Abstract One letter written by Francis William Kellogg to the secretary of the United States Navy recommending Malcolm Maurice Moore to the Naval School at Annapolis.
Dates: 1861 April 29
Overview John Frederick Kolb and Valentine Bruner Kolb were from Frederick County, Maryland, and fought for the Union in the Civil War. Valentine Kolb's letters to his family discuss battles, artillery, and prisoners; John F. Kolb's notification to enroll is included as well as a letter he wrote to his parents. Letters to their father are also included.
Dates: 1861 - 1868
Collection — Box 1758: 
Abstract Manuscript of Bethea's and Austin's book about this Revolutionary War soldier and his family. The book was published in 1978.
Dates: circa 1978
Scope and Contents One letter from Alexander Scammell (1741-1781) to his brother describing some of the events of the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolutionary War. This two-page letter was written in approximately June 1778.
Abstract Includes one letter written by Andrew A. Lipscomb, president of the University of Georgia, to Benson J. Lossing and contains overt references to the contemporary political divisions between the North and South.
Dates: 1861 March 18
Overview This collection consists Abernathy family correspondence discussing the outbreak of the Civil War and the return of Macon, a University of Alabama student, to his hometown of Jacksonville, Alabama, to enlist in a local company. Also contains an 1878 obituary of Macon's father, Major Miles W. Abernathy.
Dates: 1861 - 1878
Abstract Photocopies of letters, notebooks, and other documents created and received by Maurice Garland while serving in the Confederate Army.
Dates: 1863 - 1865
Abstract Family letters written by Juliet Bestor Coleman, her daughter, Alice Coleman Meriwether, and her son-in-law, John Samuel Meriwether, between 1833 and 1864. The bulk of the correspondence is between Alice and her husband, John, while he was serving in the 38th and 40th Alabama Infantry Regiments during the Civil War.
Dates: 1833 - 1864; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1864
Overview FIfty-five military (airborne) patches from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam
Dates: between 1955 and 1975
Overview Scrapbook of newspaper articles from Confederate newspapers (probably in Mobile, Alabama) documenting Civil War battles including the First Battle of Bull Run, the Siege of Lexington, and the Battle of Leesburg.
Abstract Research notes and synopses on Emma Sansom, General Pickett at Gettysburg, "The Bivouac of the Dead," and General Forrest's crossing of the Sipsey River, March 29, 1865.
Overview Correspondence, as well as photocopy and typescript copies of a booklet by Gilmer, containing the last roll and brief history of "Shockley's Independent Escort Company of Alabama Cavalry," a Civil War unit formed by University of Alabama students Branscom Shockley and Henry Burt in March 1864.
Overview Thirteen letters written by Morris E. Boss and members of the Boss family of Binghamton, New York.
Dates: 1861 - 1865
Overview A letter from Mullen to his family describng his troops' position in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Dates: 1862 November 23
Overview Letters from Myer L. Feldman to his wife, Ida, and baby daughter, Sally Ann, while he was in the United States Navy, stationed at the Sampson Naval Training Base near Seneca, New York, and aboard the USS LSM(R)-197 amphibious ship.
Overview Miscellaneous papers and photographs of PFC Ely Naparstek of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Abstract A printed transcript of a letter from Neel to the U.S. Secretary of War, describing a battle with Creek Indians near the Black Warrior River.
Dates: 1818 September 22
File — Box temp 86
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Two letters from Macon at Tuscaloosa to his father and sister in Jacksonville, both dated 1861, discussing his denied requests for furloughs home, and a letter from his father, Miles, to his son in Tuscaloosa, encouraging him to return home to join a local company being raised to fight in the Civil War. The collection also includes an 1878 obituary of Macon's father, Major Miles Abernathy.Addition received in 2012 includes one letter dated April 14, 1861, written by Macon to his...
Dates: 1861 - 1878
File — Box 2903: , Folder: 2
Scope and Contents note This newspaper is the front portion of the Chicago Daily Tribune, from Tuesday, May 8, 1945. There is a “V. E. Day – Today” headline at the top of the paper.
Dates: March 8, 1945
Overview Autograph albums and diaries from the 19th and 20th centuries.
File — Box WSC002: , Folder: W0150-10
Scope and Contents These handwritten notes are taken from J. Thomas Scharf's History of the Confederate States Navy. This history of the service which includes information about the ships and many of the officers is still highly regarded as a primary source for this type of information.
Dates: 1860 - 2007
Abstract A collection letters from O. Jack Kaneft to his girlfriend, Teddy Love, who later became his wife. Many of the letters were written while Kaneft was a flight instructor for WWII fighter pilots at the Alabama Institute of Aeronautics in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dates: 1940 - 1943; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1943
Overview Contains a newspaper article entitled "Yankee colonel wavered that terrible day, but orders were to burn U of A to ground" and the carbon copy of a letter from Charles G. Summersell to C.E. Williams about Phi Theta Kappa's presentation, "Vocata," commemorating the burning of the University of Alabama by Yankee soldiers in April, 1865, just weeks before Lee's surrender in Appomattox, Virginia. There are also four photographs to accompany the "Vocata" text with a page telling who is in...
Overview Personal letters addressed to John M. "Jack" Potter, a Private and later Private First Class in the United States Marines, during his duration on Parris Island, North Carolina.
Overview P.O.W. - M.I.A. Recognition Day, 9 July 1982, State of Alabama Proclamation signed by Gov. Fob James.
Dates: 1982 July 9
Overview Letter dated 22 April 1864, from Head Quarters, Sub-district of the Pamlico, Washington, North Carolina, to Commander Renshaw, warning him of enemy troop movements
Dates: 1864 April 22
Overview Proposals for reorganizing the Continental Army
Overview Original and typed copy from Radford to Lieutenant Commander T. C. Harris, discussing a possible attempt to rescue Jefferson Davis, a prisoner at Fortress Monroe.
Dates: 1865 July 15
Overview Correspondence and records of military service (photocopies) of Reuben O. Reynolds of the Eleventh Mississippi Infantry Regiment.
Overview Bernice Shelly writes from Tracy and Oakland, California, to P.F.C. Elmer E. Rhode, stationed in San Francisco, California, about her work as a waitress and at a factory to aid the war effort. A third letter makes a third-party reference to an encounter with Elmer Rhode written by Fred Kimball of San Francisco, California, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Payne of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Dates: 1942 - 1943
Abstract This collection includes documents related to the army service of this York, Alabama, native; an essay; a biographical sketch; and three miscellaneous letters.
Dates: 1891- circa 1919
Overview Miscellaneous financial documents and copy of General Order No. 38-A, American Expeditionary Forces, February 28, 1919 (letter from General John J. Pershing to soldiers at the end of World War I).
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
Overview The Robert Smith papers contain correspondence between Robert Smith and his family during his military training in 1942 and his deployment to England and France in 1944 during World War II.