Tag: 1860’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

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,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Blue Mountain in Calhoun County, Alabama was once a supply and training center for Confederate soldiers

Blue Mountain in Calhoun County, Alabama was once a supply and training center for Confederate soldiers. Blue Mountain is located in the northern suburbs…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -BIOGRAPHY: [rare 1898 video] Dr. William Crawford Gorgas born October 3, 1854 – photograph

Happy Birthday! WILLIAM CRAWFORD GORGAS BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1854-1920) Tuscaloosa, Alabama Note: Follow the linked articles to see all the other connections this…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Gunpowder explodes in warehouse at Mobile and destroys half the town. [pictures & list of wounded soldiers]

On April 12, 1865 the Civil War ended when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his command to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at…