Letters, 1863 May 1 and 30, Pinto Battery, Ala., from Shelton Lawrence to "Martha" concerning his hum-drum life as a soldier in the Confederate States Army. He mentions that he would rather be in school and with his family.
On 1862 Oct. 31, Governor John G. Shorter approved Act No. 22 which authorized the impressment of slaves and equipment "to provide for the public safety by quelling insurrection, [and] preventing or repelling invasion . . . ." The labor and supplies impressed were used primarily to build or maintain fortifications.
0.5 cubic ft. (1 archives box and 1 oversized box) 2 microfilm reels.
This series consists of Gov. A.B. Moore's administrative files, containing correspondence, reports, legislative bills and resolutions, oaths, bonds, petitions, proclamations, and financial records. Topics discussed include banking, railroads, prisons, education, taxes, slaves, abolition, states' rights, secession, and preparations for military defenses. Included are financial statements from railroad companies receiving donations of land and low-interest state loans for railroad construction; charters, bond agreements, and quarterly financial statements of banks; letters to Moore from the Comptroller's office of the U.S. Dept. of Treasury regarding the balance of the two and three percent funds accruing from the sale of public lands within the state; reports on conditions at the State Penitentiary; and correspondence with public officials and private individuals concerning the developing sectional crisis in national politics.
Original record: 2 cubic ft. (2 volumes, 1 archives box, and 1 records center carton). Microfilm: 4 microfilm reels.
The state legislature authorized pensions for certain Confederate veterans in 1899 (see Ala. Acts ). This schedule covers the records used at the county level to administer the pensions. Information in these records generally includes the name of the veteran or widow, place of residence, branch of service, dates of service, date of birth, remarks, class of pension, and amounts received.
Typescript, n.d., concerns social life in Montgomery, Ala. during the months after the start of the Civil War. The author uses old-timers' reminiscences to sketch out the daily life of Southerners and includes references to and descriptions of many Southern personalities and Alabama families.
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 41st.
Alabama Department of Archives and History
The records consist of "Orderly" books, two from Company A and one from Company F of the 41st Alabama. Of the two books on Company A, one was kept by Captain H. H. Sartain and the other was probably kept by Captain T. G. Trimmier, who was later promoted. These two cover 1862-1865. The book on Company F, may have been kept by Captain B. F. Eddins. This book covers 1864-1865.
The medical records of H. W. Caffey are contained in a single bound volume. While serving at the Winder Hospital, he recorded the names of his patients, who were Confederate soldiers, in his assigned wards and what treatment and medications that he ordered for the patients. The volume also contains the names, birthplaces, places of residence, and remarks about all conscripts examined while Caffey served as assistant surgeon at Camp Holmes, North Carolina. All travel expenses incurred while performing his duties in North Carolina are also listed.
Letters, 1857 Oct. 26 and 1865 July 16. The first letter was from Charlie in Montevallo, Shelby Co., Ala., to King, also in Montevallo, in which Charlie discussed his bout with typhoid fever, the prosecution of "some rascals" for stealing and selling blacks, and other local events. The second letter was from King, in Montevallo, to an unidentified person and place. In it King discussed the "cruel" murder of federal prisoners by S.W. Ferguson, formerly a brigadier general of the Confederate State Army. The alleged murders took place during Gen. Sherman's march through Ga. in 1864 Sept.