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Don’t miss out on the sale –Over half-price off this paperback!

Click here to see the paperback version of Alabama Footprints Confrontation is on sale for $5.49 (List price $12.97) just in time for Christmas…

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Alabama River Boats, Burned or Sunk from 1865 to 1894

(Transcription from Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Volume 2, 1898) The following facts and information concerning the boats on the Alabama river, that…

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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…

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Photograph of Gen. Basil Duke ca. 1860 who was the brother-in-law of Gen. John Hunt Morgan & others

(Below are some photographs with information I discovered while doing some research that might be beneficial to other researchers. Subscribe to the daily email…

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Biography: Hon. Felix Edward Blackburn born August 24, 1867 – photograph

Happy Birthday! HON. FELIX EDWARD BLACKBURN BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY (1867-1937) Perry and Jefferson County, Alabama Hon. Felix Edward Blackburn, attorney-at-law, Birmingham, Alabama was born…

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Here is the house of the orator from Alabama argued for secession prior to the Civil War [story and film]

(TRANSCRIBED FROM The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 02, No. 03, Fall Issue 1940) RECOLLECTIONS OF WILLIAM L. YANCEY By Joel Barnett (The letter reproduced…