Discussion in 'Post Civil War History, The Reconstruction Period' started by Pat Young, Jan 3, 2017.
You can access issues of Southern Bivouac online:
From the intro to the reissue of Southern Bivouac:
Bivouac gets no respect just as the war in the West gets no respect,but here is the the war was won.
If you know of any resources, please add them.
One resource that I find very useful is the "Georgia Historical Society Quarterly".
The link below will take you to their research collection page.if you click on the search the catalog and enter Confederate Veteran you will come up with about 50 links just on Veterans records and such.their also a link on "finding aids" which will helps in finding family papers and such.
I never heard of the Bivouac until now...I will definitely check it out. While on the subject of checking out, this is a wonderful resource: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/collections. They have the Richmond Dispatch (digital version) from 11/1/1860 to 12/30/1865. You can follow the Secession Convention as it happened, day by day. Also take a look at the 19th Century American, it will blow your mind.
I think you will find that Confederate Veteran has more coverage of the war in the west than the others do. At least, that was my impression after heavily using both CV and SHSP for a recent project.
The OR is great but kind of hard to navigate. Luckily the discs I have are searchable and make it really easy to find something quickly as long as you are looking in the right volume.
The attached image is a picture taken around 1902 of the members of the Cobb-Delaney Camp UCV. This picture is on the steps of city hall in Athens, Ga. Look closely toward the left center and see an youngster that got into the photo.
I have a guide that gives names of some of the veterans if you would like me to scan and post it.
The current SCV Camp in Athens is the General TRR Cobb Camp named for one of the namesakes of the UCV camp Brigadier Gen. TRR Cobb who was from Athens and died at Fredricksburg.
It is tough. My own war in the west articles generally don't do as well as my Eastern articles in terms of hits.
This link will take you to the programs of several annual meetings of the United Confederate Veterans:
Such a rewarding thread with so many great sites.
Constitution and bylaws of the United Confederate Veterans:
Here is a company THA (The Historical Archive) that has tons of material about the Civil War, including CV and SHSP, not to mention the OR (Armies)(Navies) and Atlas. If you are a researcher it is definitely worth checking out.
Minutes of the annual meetings of the United Confederate Veterans:
Here are several books published over three decades listing the existing UCV camps and giving information on the organization's leadership:
This thread is really becoming "one stop shop" I love it!!!
Report of the United Confederate Veterans Historical Committee (1911)
Here is a booklet on The South's Battle Abbey from the United Confederate Veterans
Separate names with a comma.