Tag: Civil War

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True story about schools in Dale County, Alabama during the Civil War

An excerpt from DALE COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE DURING THE CIVIL WAR (Reminiscences of Mary Love (Edwards) Fleming) SCHOOLS DURING THE WAR Our schools,…

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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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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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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…

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Did you know the CSS Alabama was built in secrecy in England during the War Between the States? Here is why.

On June 19, 1864 The CSS Alabama, captained by Mobile’s Raphael Semmes, was sunk at the end of a fierce naval engagement with the…