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Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Confederate States of America Treasury Bond

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0161
Abstract

This $100 bond (No. 1415) was issued by the Confederate States of America on July 9, 1862 and would have matured on July 1, 1871. Sixteen small certificates at the bottom, each signed by G. E. Dabney, show how much interest was due to the bearer between January 1, 1864 and July 1, 1871. Four of these certificates have been removed.

Dates: 1862 July 9

General Edward M. McCook Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3453
Abstract General Edward M. McCook wrote this letter from the headquarters of the 1st Cavalry Division in Macon, Georgia to an unidentified friend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 1, 1865. He reports that during his latest expedition, the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Cavalry under the command of Brevet Major General Wilson captured Selma, Tuscaloosa, Columbus, Montgomery, West Point, and Macon. He goes on to say that Union troops have managed to destroy all the arsenals, iron works, rolling mills, machine...
Dates: 1865 May 1

John Forsyth Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3259
Abstract

John Forsyth wrote these two letters to his wife, Martha (Swanger) Forsyth, while serving with Company G of the 97th Ohio Infantry. The first is dated September 12, 1863 from Bridgeport, Alabama amidst the Chickamauga Campaign and the second is dated May 27, 1864 from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 September 12, 1864 May 27

Levi Dysinger Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3232
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence from Levi Dysinger, a Union soldier, to his wife Harriet in Paulding County, Ohio. The letters are written from Huntsville, Alabama and date from March to May of 1865. They recount how Private Dysinger's brothers, Henry and Isaac, contracted (and eventually died from) measles while soldiers.

Dates: 1865 March-May

Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3468
Abstract

Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk wrote this broadside, entitled A Proclamation. To All Soldiers, in This Department Absent from Their Commands Without Leave, from his headquarters in Demopolis, Alabama on April 16, 1864. In it, he offers to pardon soldiers who have deserted if they return to their commands.

Dates: 1864 April 16

State of Alabama Stock Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1214
Abstract

This $500 stock certificate was issued to support military defense on March 1, 1861 and matured on May 1, 1871. Nine small certificates at the bottom of the document show how much annual interest was due to the certificate's holder between 1861 and 1871.

Dates: 1861 March 1

State of Alabama Stock Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1672
Abstract

This collection consists of Stock Certificate No. 123 issued for military defense by the State of Alabama to the Office of the Treasurer. The certificate is from after Alabama joined the Confederate States of America and is dated March 1, 1861.

Dates: 1861 March 1

Wildermuth Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3360
Abstract

This collection houses 22 letters written between various members of the Wildermuth family during the Civil War. Brothers John, Henry, and Eli Wildermuth wrote much of this correspondence while serving in the Union Army and discuss such topics as life in the South, the battles they have experienced, their living conditions, and their desire to return home to Wisconsin.

Dates: 1862 September 17-1865 May 20

William T. Presley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3399
Abstract

William T. Presley wrote this letter to his wife Henry (Henryetta) on September 27, 1862 from camp in or near Knoxville, Tennessee. Presley mentions that her last letter caused tears to stream down his cheeks. He remarks on the poor condition of several men in his camp, saying that one looks like an old shoe. He goes on to tell Henryetta that she must hire someone to build a pen for the hogs and try go with out killing any of them til hog Billing time.

Dates: 1862 September 27