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  1. ucvrelics

    Monuments Alabama Supreme Court Rules For 2nd Time On Birmingham CS Monument

    The justices voted 9 to 0 Not to rehear the case from the City of Birmingham. The monument in Linn Park has to be uncovered.
  2. T

    Hello from South Alabama

    I am a retired attorney, living in Mobile, Alabama. I have always been interested in history, particularly the Civil War. My interest in the War probably came about because I was born in Alabama and raised in Illinois, and my family often visited battlefields during our trips “down home.” My...
  3. lelliott19

    My Great Great Grandparents' House Burned by Union Army NW Alabama

    For those who have heard this before, bear with me. I'm going to tell the story here again because I just found a newspaper article that confirms the approximate date that my great great grandparents' house was burned by Union forces in NW Alabama. When we were kids, my sister and I sat in the...
  4. John Hartwell

    "A House in Alabama" -- 1874

    [New Orleans Times, Dec. 5, 1874]
  5. Stiles/Akin

    The Confederate Saltpeter Works at Fort Payne [Manitou] Cave, DeKalb County, Alabama, . and Its Personnel I wanted to share this here because it listed men who served in the Salt Peter Nitre works so of whom served in Georgia and Alabama as part of a unit.
  6. ucvrelics

    Collection Gettysburg Excavated Alabama Volunteer Corp AVC Belt Plate

    Trying to get a bunch of stuff ready for the Franklin CW show in a few weeks and here is one of the rare pieces I will be taking. This AVC plate was dug in 1996 at the Lohr farm which was used as a CS hospital for the CS Army. The AVC was raised in March 1861 as part of the call for 10,000...
  7. M

    Discussion Weapons of the Alabama cavalry.

    I am looking for any quartermaster reports or accounts from Alabama cavalrymen(preferably 63-64) (preferably 1st Alabama cavalry, or BG John Tyler Morgan’s Brigade) on what weapons they were carrying specifically rifles. Thank you.
  8. M

    Discussion 12th Alabama Cavalry regiment.

    I’m looking for information on the 12th Alabama cavalry; quartermaster records, rosters, maybe some pictures. Thank you.
  9. OldReliable1862

    What was the Best Alabama Brigade in the ANV?

    The Army of Northern Virginia had three Alabama brigades: the Law-Perry brigade, the Wilcox-Perrin-Sanders brigade, and the Rodes-Battle brigade. Law's brigade won fame at the Devil's Den and numerous other battles, while Wilcox's helped recapture the Bloody Angle. My previous thread on the...
  10. Joshism

    Industrial Development and Manufacturing in the Antebellum Gulf South: A Reevaluation

    Review of Industrial Development and Manufacturing in the Antebellum Gulf South: A Reevaluation by Michael Frawley (LSU Press, 2019): Per the review, the author's thesis (which looks at Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama -...
  11. 4th Alabama

    4th Alabama Infantry

    The newly formed 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment was making their way from Dalton, Ga. to Lynchburg Va. to be inducted into the Confederate Army of Virginia. By Kim Christensen May 2, 1861. Thursday- Election Day. [Dalton Ga.] Captain Lindsay and the "Larkinsville Guards" from Jackson County...
  12. Belle Montgomery

    What Southern dynasties’ post-Civil War resurgence tell us about how wealth is really handed down

    Emancipation should have laid waste to the Southern aristocracy. The economy was built on the forced labor of enslaved Africans, and almost half the Confederacy’s wealth was invested in owning humans. Once people could no longer be treated as chattel, that wealth evaporated. But less than two...
  13. Luke Freet

    John H. Kelly: Boy General

    I decided, since I share a birthday with this man, I'd make a short bio on him. John Herbert Kelly, when he was promoted to Brigadier General in November of '63, was at the time the youngest Confederate General at the time of his promotion, at 23 years and 7 months; I haven't done the exact...
  14. Taylin

    Fort Blakely Letter

    New Albany Daily Ledger, June 06, 1865. Mobile, Ala., May 23, 1865. Gentleman: This pleasant and lovely morning I conclude to write a short letter to your paper, thinking, perhaps, some of our friends might be interested in reading the little I have to say. There has been much said as...
  15. JCBozeman

    Hello from Alabama!

    Hello from Central Alabama. Many of my Ancestors were Mustered in the 37th Alabama which was heavily involved with Vicksburg. Most were Captured there and I have copies of their Parole Papers. I have a cousin who was a Captain in the 44th Alabama, Captain David L. Bozeman. The 44th was sent...
  16. Belle Montgomery

    J. Marion Sims and the Civil War — a rollicking tale of deceit and spycraft

    In 2016, a New York City Parks Department representative tried to tamp down my enthusiasm for questioning the legacy of controversial Montgomery gynecologist J. Marion Sims. “It’s not like he was a Confederate general,” the representative said. I was researching a Harper’s Magazine cover piece...
  17. Belle Montgomery

    The Rebel Tombigbee Squadron-Civil War and boats on the Tombigbee River

    The Steamer Magnolia as she appeared in the London Illustrated News of May 4, 1861. Before the Civil War, the Magnolia was in the Upper Tombigbee-Mobile trade. During the war she became a transport steamer as part of the Confederate Tombigbee Squadron at Demopolis. Photo by: Courtesy photo -Two...

    Confederate Government slave ownership Was reading about the Bibb County Iron Company and stumbled onto this passage... "On September 9th, 1863 the Bibb County Iron Company sold the works to the Confederacy for $600,000. Included in the deal were nine slaves..."...

    CSN Ship Construction in the UK Didn't want to de-rail the other thread...but was wondering... No quibble with the Arkansas but the CSN did not 'construct' the last two...
  20. lelliott19

    CS Web Bridle Reins Selma Arsenal

    Here's one that will drive the late-war cavalry re-enactors crazy!!! Next time that new recruit shows up with webbing bridle reins ..... Selma Arsenal Mch 2nd 1864 Colonel, I had the honor, on the 12th Ult., to apply for the detail of Private Jas. A. Steele to make webbing for Cavalry Bridles...
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