Tag: 1860’s

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PATRON + What happened to the Alabama State Treasury funds during Wilson’s Raid

WILSON'S RAID AND OTHER RECITAL 1 Recording A Persistent, But Unavailing Attempt To Capture At Montgomery In 1865, Mr. Duncan Blue Graham, Treasurer, And…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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

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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PATRON + A Tennessee newspaper moved often, then ceased publication in Selma, Alabama

Francis M. “Franc” Paul established the Chattanooga Daily Rebel in August 1862, after the town’s two newspapers had merged, then suspended publication earlier that year. "The Rebel was…

Days Gone By - stories from the pastGenealogy Information

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,…

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PATRON – March 1861 – Clayton, Some names in legal notices include Hancock, Smith, McDonald, Pipkin, Calhoun, Thomas and more

(Excerpts transcribed from Clayton Banner, Clayton, Barbour County, Alabama, March 21, 1861) NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS LETTERS of Administration having been granted to…

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PATRON + 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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AUTHOR SUNDAY – The old corduroy road still runs quietly through the woods of Alabama but is not recognized for what it is

ALONG THE CORDUROY ROAD The old home place stood among large oak trees at the top of a hill, more of a rise actually,…