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  • Subject: civil war
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    • Records of the 59th Alabama Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.

    • 1863
    • This volume contains records of the company, including a muster roll; records of deaths during various periods of time; clothing accounts of individual members of the company, as well as those who received transportation; and other items of...
    • 2011-10-25
    • "The War Begun."

    • 1861-04-17
    • This article offers a defense of Southern secession and blames the Lincoln and the North for starting the war: "We have asked but our rights. We simply desired to be left alone, to conduct our own government free from abolition meddlesomeness....
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Twenty-Fifth Day."

    • 1861-03-06
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the twenty-fifth day of its session. That day a delegation from Alabama presented a marble inkstand to the president of the congress, and J. L. M. Curry spoke about the gift's...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Provisional Congress of the Confederate States."

    • 1861-02-13
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the sixth and seventh days of its session. On the sixth day members took oaths of office; elected a president and vice president of the provisional government; and appointed...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America."

    • 1861-04-10
    • This article discusses the ratification of the Confederate constitution and the recent formation of the Confederate States. It defends secession, praises the actions and intent of the people, and predicts a bright future for the new government:...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • 1861-01-09
    • This article discusses the likeliness that Alabama will secede from the Union: "A large majority of the members of our Convention will not hesitate a moment to co-operate with South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi in the formation of a Southern...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The End of the Fight--Major Anderson Surrenders."

    • 1861-04-24
    • This article describes the Major Anderson's unsuccessful attempt to hold Fort Sumter against General Beauregard's Confederate forces. It also lists the terms of surrender: the Union forces will be able to keep their arms and property; Anderson will...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The Inauguration."

    • 1861-02-20
    • This article describes the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis in Montgomery: "No man, not even Gen. Washington, was ever called to preside over a people with more general acclamation and confidence than Gen. Davis. His past services and...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Oath Davis Took In '61 Is Repeated."

    • 1961-02-19
    • This article describes the Civil War centennial celebration in Montgomery, Alabama, with an emphasis on the reenactment of the inauguration of Jefferson Davis. Several images of the event are included. From The Clarion-Ledger of Jacksonville,...
    • 2009-09-04
    • "The Secession Jubilee."

    • 1861-01-02
    • This article describes the celebration held in Montgomery after South Carolina seceded from the Union: "The demonstration of sympathy for the gallant Palmetto State, and of rejoicing that she had at length 'disrupted every tie that bound her to the...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Glory Enough for One Day."

    • 1861-04-17
    • This article describes reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces: "The people were pleased to know that Major Anderson had been compelled to haul down the stars and stripes of the Abolition government, and that in their place...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Conscripts Under Eighteen and Over Forty-Five."

    • 1864-04-08
    • This article cites The Richmond Whig, which reports that Confederate conscription has been extended to men between the ages of 17 and 50. This was the second time the age range had been increased; originally, only men between 18 and 35 years were...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The War Declared."

    • 1861-04-17
    • This article argues that the United States government has effectively declared war on the South because it refused to receive a Confederate delegation or surrender Fort Sumter. The article also predicts that the Confederate forces will take the...
    • 2010-01-25


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