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Civil War

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/n83708154

Found in 102 Collections and/or Records:

Adam H. Whetstone diary

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

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

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

Andrew Jackson Riddle papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0162
Overview Papers and photographs by Civil War photographer Andrew Jackson Riddle.
Dates: 1864 - 1956

Bell I. Wiley Civil War articles collection

 Collection
Identifier: W-0160
Overview A variety of reprinted and clipped articles from various journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as bibliographical and general notes, discussing the Civil War from many angles, including medical, literary, restitution, and even specific battles and generals.
Dates: 1859 - 1979

Benjamin Rice Holt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0159
Overview Letters and papers of this Confederate soldier and his family during the Civil War and afterwards.
Dates: 1860 - 1939

Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0657
Overview Letters from seven former students while prisoners of war in northern prison camps, requesting food, clothing, books, tobacco, and money.
Dates: 1864

Benton Bell Seat memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: W-0013
Overview This collection contains a typed copy of Benton Bell Seat's autobiography, which is approximately 200 pages long. Seat wrote the manuscript in 1916, and it was typed and produced in 1939 by the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Dates: 1916, 1939

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

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

Buckner Confederate Hospital Medical Logs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4339
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

 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

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

Charles H. Howe Civil War Diary and Map

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4284
Overview Civil War diary, kept by Private Charles H. Howe, written on the verso and margins of a printed Civil War-era map on which he outlined the route he traveled.
Dates: 1862-09 - 1863-09

Charles Robinson papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0161
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

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

Collection pertaining to the death of Martin, enslaved earthworks laborer for the Confederacy in Charleston, South Carolina

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4341
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

 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

Daniel R. Hundley Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0716
Abstract Hundley's diary covers the years 1861-64. The entries discuss secession and preparations for war, wartime service, private thoughts, news from home, and other matters.
Dates: 1861 - 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

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: 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

Early University of Alabama Administrative Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-001
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

 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

Edward Maffitt Anderson Photographic Album

 Collection
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

Edward Vernon archive of Co. F, Seventy-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry

 Collection
Identifier: W-0157
Overview Papers documenting the history of Co. F of the Seventy-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, including Company demographics and rosters, obituaries, and hand-drawn maps of the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1863.
Dates: 1883 - 1918

Ellsworth Hults diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3735
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

 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

George Doherty Johnston Papers

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

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

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