Tag: 1860’s

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First American ship ever sunk by a submarine was built in Mobile, Alabama

On February 17, 1864, the Confederate submarine Hunley sunk the Union ship, Housatonic in the harbor of Charleston. A survivor, W. A. Alexander, of…

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The women of Dale County, Alabama had ingenious ways of trying to stay in fashion during Civil War days

DALE COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE DURING THE CIVIL WAR (Reminiscences of Mary Love (Edwards) Fleming) PART IV HOMESPUN CLOTHES, FASHIONS, DRESS We could not…

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The short life of Baker County, Alabama, a county without a history – was created on December 30th

On this day, December 30th, in 1868, the county of Baker was created from portions of Autauga, Shelby, Bibb, and Perry, by a legislative…

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Portraits of four brigadier-generals from the Civil War with some details of their service

Below are four brigadier-generals who served in the Civil War for the Confederacy. We are publishing photographs of interest to researchers on Alabama Pioneers.…

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This Alabama County changed it’s name over the issue of slavery [Many settlers surnames included]

(Many people in Alabama changed their views on slavery as this story reveals)The Alabama County of Calhoun was created by the legislature December 18,…