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Civil War

 Subject
Subject Source: Localbroad

Found in 93 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Maffitt Anderson photographic album

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 2009-219
Abstract Photograph album containing forty-seven cartes de visite belonging to Edward Maffitt Anderson, midshipman on board the CSS Alabama.
Dates: 1864

"The Federal raid into central Alabama"

 Collection
Identifier: W-0040
Overview Text of a speech presented by James A. Anderson on April 3, 1935, at a meeting of the Kiwanis club of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, commemorating the seventieth anniversary of Union raids in Selma, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa.
Dates: 1935 April 3

Bogy and Smith Families genealogy

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0180
Abstract A miscellany of materials related to the Bogy and Smith families. The former were French immigrants of the early nineteenth century who appear to have settled, variously, in the Vine and Olive Colony of Alabama (Demopolis), around Arkansas Post, and around New Madrid, Missouri, while the latter were the families of Steven and Mary Jane Pitt Smith of Green and Choctaw Counties, Alabama, and Ivy Furman Smith and Mary Jane Morrison Smith of Green and Marengo Counties, Alabama.
Dates: undated

James Boykin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0196
Abstract Papers of an important Dallas County, Alabama, planter family, including correspondence, household and plantation records, materials regarding James Boykin’s cavalry unit during the Civil War, and papers of Boykin's descendants down to the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: 1833-1967; Majority of material found within 1848 - 1870

L.O. Brackeen paper

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0451
Overview Paper titled Enoch Hooper Cook, Sr., of Wilcox County, Alabama, presented to the Alabama Historical Association by Mrs. Ralph Draughon.
Dates: 1962 April 26

J. F. J. Caldwell letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0257
Overview Letter written by Caldwell, dated 5 September 1861, to James Simms of Charleston, South Carolina, inquiring about a note and asking for assistance in getting a secretaryship with the Confederate Commissioners being sent to Europe.
Dates: 1861 September 5

Callahan Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0262
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.
Dates: unknown

Samuel D. Cameron and Maxwell A. Cameron Papers

 Collection
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

Proctor Carlisle legal papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0276
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

Luther K. Casey letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1768
Abstract Letter from Luther K. Casey, Union soldier in Anderson Court House, South Carolina, to his uncle W. D. Barrell in Turner, Maine, 16 October 1865. Casey discusses the health of his fellow soldiers, an incident in which three of his comrades were murdered, and denounces South Carolina as "the hardest Secesh hole in the whole south."
Dates: 1865 October 16

James Chamberlin letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0294
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

Henry De Lamar Clayton Sr. papers

 Collection
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

Clements family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0316
Abstract Papers of a Tuscaloosa family whose members included Hardy Clements, Rufus Hargrove Clements, Martha Lavinia Clements, Frank Bugbee Clements, Luther Morgan Clements, and others. The bulk of the papers relate to Frank Bugbee Clements.
Dates: 1846-1948

Thomas P. Clinton letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0319
Overview Letters about the burning of the University of Alabama, April 1865, which Clinton witnessed as a young boy.
Dates: Unknown

Elizabeth Clitherall letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0320
Abstract Letter dated 30 July 1863, from Mobile, to her cousin Ann Greenough Burgwyn in North Carolina, extending sympathy on death of Burgwyn's son, Henry King Burgwyn, at Gettysburg, and expressing anti-war sentiments
Dates: 1863 July 30

Monroe F. Cockrell research notes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0330
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.
Dates: 1949-1956

Confederate Military History of Alabama

 Collection
Identifier: W-0056
Overview Manuscript of General Joseph Wheeler's Confederate Military History of Alabama.
Dates: 1899

Confederate States Army, Ninth Georgia Cavalry Regiment (Cobb's Legion) vouchers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0565
Overview Vouchers issued to soldiers of the Ninth Georgia Cavalry Regiment by the Confederate States Army for pay, etc.
Dates: 1862

Confederate States Army, Third Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company C (Swanson's Company) muster roll

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0351
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 of America, War Department, Nitre and Mining Bureau, District 10 letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0350
Overview Letter dated 4 October 1864, from W.H.C. Price, Superintendent of the C.S.A. War Department's Nitre and Mining District 10, to P.J. Weaver, requesting his urgent cooperation in the manufacturing of nitre.
Dates: 1864 October 4

Confederate States Army, Thirty-Eighth Virginia Infantry Regiment records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0349
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.
Dates: 1862-1864

W.H.H. Cooper furlough

 Collection
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

Cowin family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0364
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...
Dates: 1861–1921

CSS Alabama partial muster roll

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3724
Overview Partial muster roll of the CSS Alabama.
Dates: after 1864 June 19

C.S.S. Tuscaloosa Logs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0251
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.
Dates: 1862–1864

John E. Curry collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0386
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.
Dates: 1846-1864

William Davidson paper

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0401
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

Alex Van Hoose Davies family papers

 Collection
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

E. L. Dawson letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0409
Abstract A letter dated 4 January 1861, certifying that there are no demands against W. L. Trenholm, quartermaster, 4th brigade.
Dates: 1861 January 4

John C. Deason papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0420
Abstract A collection of copies of Civil War muster rolls including those of the Forty-fourth Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co. B (15 March 1862), the Twentieth Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co. H (16 September 1861), the Thirty-sixth Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co. F (13 May 1862), and the First Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co. A (nd).
Dates: 1861-1862

John Horry Dent, Jr., Letters

 Collection
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

Ambrose Doss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0446
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

Douthitt scrapbook materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0399
Overview Material, mostly photocopies, from a nineteenth-century scrapbook. The most significant item is a pencil sketch of the Rotunda on the campus of The University of Alabama.
Dates: circa 1865-1877

Thomas Dudley letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0452
Abstract A letter dated 9 July 1862, to S. Price Edwards, Collector of Customs at Liverpool, regarding a gunboat (C.S.S. Alabama) being built in the yard of Mssrs. Laird. Holograph copy.
Dates: 1862 July 9

H.B. Dugger scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0453
Overview A scrapbook of essays and poems clipped from Civil War era newspapers.
Dates: 1865-1869

Durst Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0461
Overview Letters, newspapers, and miscellaneous documents from the Durst family. There is also a World War One era panoramic photograph and United Stated Service, or Blue Star Mother's flag.
Dates: 1708-1977; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1868

S.W. Eddins appointment letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0474
Overview Letter dated 1 September 1864 appointing S. W. Eddins of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to the University of Alabama's Alabama Corps of Cadets.
Dates: 1864 September 1

Jacob Faser letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0506
Overview Letters written from Mobile, Alabama, where Faser was working as a sword maker, to his wife in Macon, Mississippi, dealing mainly with personal news and information on the prices of available goods.
Dates: 1861-1865

William Lovelace Foster letter

 Collection
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

William Fulton letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0547
Overview Typescript copy of a letter dated 12 April 1865, written by Fulton to his sister, Mrs. Theodora Fulton Pettus, describing the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, to Union forces.
Dates: 1865 April 12

Garner family letters

 Collection
Identifier: W-0030
Overview Typed transcripts of correspondence written by the extended Garner family between 1832 and 1886.
Dates: 1832-1886

Marie Giles letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0569
Overview Letter dated 8 August 1864 to her cousin, a soldier in the Confederate Army, discussing interruptions in railroad service, provisions for the army, and poor people at home.
Dates: 1864 August 8

Morgan Smith Gilmer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0571
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.
Dates: 1954

James A. Goble diary

 Collection
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

Albert Taylor Goodwyn Alabama secession essay and notes

 Collection
Identifier: W-0037
Overview Brief narrative and collection of notes related to Alabama secession written by politician Albert Taylor Goodwyn in 1916
Dates: 1916

Bird Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0596
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Dates: 1805-1885

Vernon Grosse collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0599
Overview Collection of pre- and post- Civil War letters and genealogies (all photocopies), as well as minutes for the New River Baptist Church, in Fayette County, Alabama, from 1826-1911.
Dates: 1801-1911

Wade Hall collection of illustrated envelopes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2218
Abstract The collection contains illustrated envelopes donated by Dr. Wade Hall. The illustrations on the envelopes range from simple to highly ornate.
Dates: 1861-1968

Mary M. Hallowell letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0612
Overview Letters written to Mary Hallowell from various government officials in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, regarding her request for help for "refugees" from Tennessee during and immediately after the Civil War. These refugees were Tennessee residents who had remained loyal to the Union and had moved farther north during the War.
Dates: 1864-1865

Harris family papers

 Collection
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