Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/n83708154
Found in 97 Collections and/or Records:
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
"The Federal raid into central Alabama"
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
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.
Bogy and Smith Families genealogy
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.
L.O. Brackeen paper
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
Buckner Confederate Hospital Medical Logs
Scope and Contents This collection from Buckner Hospital, dating from April 1862 to April 1865, is comprised of one ledger of patients treated by the hospital’s mobile unit and one ledger of medical orders. The patient ledger is 343 pages and contains patient names, ranks, regiments, companies, complaints and applied treatments, and whether the patient was discharged or died. The medical orders ledger is 141 pages of general and specific orders concerning medical treatment at field hospitals. The ledgers are...
Dates: 1862-04 - 1865-04
J. F. J. Caldwell letter
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
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
James Chamberlin letters
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
Clements family papers
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.
Thomas P. Clinton letters
Overview Letters about the burning of the University of Alabama, April 1865, which Clinton witnessed as a young boy.
Elizabeth Clitherall letter
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
Collection pertaining to the death of Martin, enslaved earthworks laborer for the Confederacy in Charleston, South Carolina
Scope and Contents Eleven documents dated between September 14, 1863, and January 21, 1864, related to the conscripted labor and death of Martin, an enslaved man, and the evaluations and repayment to Thomas W. Chiles, a slaveowner. Martin, 24 years old, was conscripted by the Confederate government to build earthworks at a strategic location on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Provided out of obligation to the Confederate Army, Martin suffered intensive labor and poor, disease-ridden conditions that caused his...
Dates: 1863-09-14 - 1864-01-21
Confederate Military History of Alabama
Overview Manuscript of General Joseph Wheeler's Confederate Military History of Alabama.
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 of America, War Department, Nitre and Mining Bureau, District 10 letter
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
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.
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...
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.
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
Alex Van Hoose Davies family papers
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.
E. L. Dawson letter
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
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).
Douthitt scrapbook materials
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
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
Overview A scrapbook of essays and poems clipped from Civil War era newspapers.
Durst Family papers
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
Early University of Alabama Administrative Records
Overview The record group contains many early extant records of The University of Alabama and includes materials documenting a wide range of functions, persons, and aspects of the University.
Dates: 1820 - 1920
S.W. Eddins appointment letter
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
Edward Maffitt Anderson Photographic Album
Abstract Photograph album containing forty-seven Cartes de Visite belonging to Edward Maffitt Anderson, midshipman on board the CSS Alabama.
Ellsworth Hults diary
Overview The diary of the paymaster's clerk aboard the USS Galena from February through November 1864. There is also a transcription of the diary and a photograph of Admiral James Forsyth "the tallest man in the American Navy, 6 ft 6."
Dates: 1864 February - November
William Lovelace Foster letter
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
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
Overview Typed transcripts of correspondence written by the extended Garner family between 1832 and 1886.
George Doherty Johnston Papers
Overview Letters to and from this Confederate brigadier general.
Marie Giles letter
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
Albert Taylor Goodwyn Alabama secession essay and notes
Overview Brief narrative and collection of notes related to Alabama secession written by politician Albert Taylor Goodwyn in 1916
Bird Griffin papers
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Vernon Grosse collection
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.
H. C. Harris letter
Overview Letter dated 2 November 1862, from Camp Forney, near Mobile, to his sister in Livingston, Alabama, discussing going into winter quarters, decrying the army and the plight of the common soldier, and vehemently expressing his wish for a substitute to take his place in the army during the Civil War.
Dates: 1862 November 2
Mary M. Hallowell letters
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.
Hansford D. Norrell Papers
Overview Hansford D. Norrell was a courier for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, transporting currency between Richmond, Virginia, and other Southern locations. This collection contains correspondence, receipts, newspaper clippings, and other materials documenting Norrell's activities on behalf of the Confederate government from 1861-1865.
Dates: 1861-1865, 1922
Harris family papers
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.
Richard Norfleet Harris papers
Overview Miscellaneous papers related to Confederate military service, including a pension application and muster roll of Capt. Lovelace's Company of Light Artillery.
W. Stuart Harris papers
Overview Papers and manuscript drafts of this Alabama author.