Tag: Confederacy

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you know how the drop-off on Conception Street occurred in Mobile, Alabama

CONCEPTION STREET TERRACE IS PART OF MOBILE'S HISTORY Dirt Was Removed At Intersection of Canal Street To Erect War Between The States Fortifications By…

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TBT: Winston County, Alabama – Newspaper accounts from 1890 reveal much about politics in Alabama before & after the War Between the States

Winston County, Alabama's opposition to the Confederacy is briefly mentioned in the novels To Kill a Mockingbird   and Paper Moon: A Novel (formerly Addie Pray) Tap…

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This article from 1861 describes what volunteers for service in the Confederacy had to furnish from home

During the War Between the States, men who volunteered for service from the South had to furnish their own clothing and equipment while in…

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Some of the former slaves in this film that were living in 1936-37 were over 100 years old

The New Deal initiated by Franklin D. Roosevelt included employment programs for jobless white-collar workers to collect narratives and life histories of former slaves.…

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First Confederate Provisional Congress was held in Montgomery in 1861 [see photographs, transcripts & names of participants]

On January 11, 1861, the Alabama Secession Convention passed an Ordinance of Secession, declaring Alabama a "Sovereign and Independent State." By a vote of…

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TBT: Did you know that an Alabama woman once sued author Margaret Mitchell who wrote the classic novel, Gone with the Wind, for plagiarism?

Here is a newspaper account from The Tuscaloosa News, August 2, 1937 about the suit of  an Alabama woman A Suit Comes To An…

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Wonderful video of Civil War veterans! Includes actual words from Blue and Gray veterans as well as Black veterans who served with their masters

It will bring tears to your eyes Sometimes we discover films and videos on YouTube that are remarkable. This video is one of them.…

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University of Alabama was burned a week before the end of the the War Between the States – [see story and pics]

Southern Cadets in Action (This letter has been transcribed from The Century 1890 – Volume 39 – Harvard College Magazine Monthly) In his sketch…

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There were many people against the Civil War in Alabama including these Unionists in Montgomery, Alabama in 1861 [films]

Thirty Unionists in Montgomery In the small city of Montgomery, Alabama of some ten thousand people, around 1861,  there were approximately thirty who were…