Tag: Civil War

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The trip home to Alabama after the Civil War – true story

TWO CONFEDERATE SURGEONS, NEGRO BODY GUARD AND A HORSE, JOURNEY FROM DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA TO COLLIRENE, LOWNDES COUNTY, > ALABAMA, ON FIFTY CENTS i…

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True story of how Dale County, Alabama citizens utilized nature for medicine and other goods during Civil War

An Excerpt from DALE COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE DURING THE CIVIL WAR (Reminiscences of Mary Love (Edwards) Fleming) HOME MADE LUXURIES AND NECESSITIES MEDICINES…

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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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Amazing true story reveals how people survived in Dale County during the Civil War!

DALE COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE DURING THE CIVIL WAR (Reminiscences of Mary Love (Edwards) Fleming) Part III HOME INDUSTRIES, SPINNING AND WEAVING Within a…

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A former African-American slave who became a pastor reveals how he felt when he first acquired his freedom

Excerpt from The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists of Alabama – Their Leaders and Their Work copyright 1896 – In this transcribed excerpt, a…

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Did you know that Thanksgiving was a Yankee holiday and not celebrated in Alabama until 1858 – here is why [vintage pictures]

Yankee holiday Thanksgiving was not observed as a holiday in Alabama until 1858 when the governors of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and North and South…