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    As a former reference librarian and known bibliophile, I have amassed hundreds of book marked sites for research on the Internet. The following selected links have proved very useful.  If you have favorite sites that you do not see listed please send them to me for future updates.  Note: These links require use of the "back" command to return to this page

Alabama related sites:

AlGenWeb Home page - This project's goal is to provide a single entry point for all counties in Alabama providing access to collected databases. The wealth of material is amazing!
       Search the Archives at ALGenWeb

Alabama's Cartographic Research Laboratory (Cart Lab) -- a map production facility under the College of Arts and Sciences on the University of Alabama campus. Of great interest are its publications Historical Atlas of Alabama, Cemetery Locations by County. If you have a reference to an obscure and remote Alabama Cemetery you are likely to find it in this series!

Alabama Civil War Message Board - a wonderful place to make inquiries and share information with fellow Alabama researchers.

Alabama Civil War Regimental Histories - Dr. Ken Jones, a fellow librarian, maintains an excellent site with many useful references for additional sources.
        Ken Jones' links to other Regimental Histories

Alabama Civil War Roots Page - maintained to meet the standards of Rootsweb Genealogical Co-operative, the US GenWeb Project, and the American Local History Network. Good collection of related files and sites.

Alabama Civil War Rosters - links to muster rolls and rosters from Alabama regiments; also links to rosters from many other states.

Alabama Supreme Court -  interesting information on how the Alabama Supreme Court addressed the legal status of slaves.

Alabama Department of Archives and History - the repository of Alabama's historical treasures.The following are some direct links to the excellent resources available online through ADAH. It is now possible to submit an online request to ADAH for records. Fees and search services are described in detail.
       ADAH - Alabama Military records
       ADAH - Genealogists & Historians
       ADAH - War Between the States Resources
       ADHA - Alabama Internet links
       ADHA - Alabama Vital Records
       Regimental Flag Collection

Alabama Department of Transportation - very detailed county maps for unbelievable prices!

Alabama History Links - a brief listing of links to various historical sites produced by the Auburn Library. Unfortunately, it does not appear to be updated very frequently.

Alabama Historical Quarterly - Table of Contents - published from 1930 to 1982 by ADHA. Scholarly reports containing a wealth of information on Alabama.

Alabama Infantry Regiments - links to sites for Alabama Infantry, Calvary, and Artillery Regiments. This site has been adding many new links.

Alabama Legislature - Code of Alabama & Alabama's 1901 Constitution

Alabama Mailing List Home Page - subscribe to the Alabama List at Rootsweb! Links to Alabama List's members home pages; frequently updated site.

Alabama Marriages before 1825 - wonderful page listing early Alabama marriages with grooms, brides, with county and date of marriage. This site also has other useful resources for genealogical and military history research.

ALICAT -- Alabama Public Library Service - this online catalogue includes the holdings of over 100 public, college, and university libraries in Alabama. Periodical holdings of the Alabama Union List of Serials also included. This is a wonderful source for confirming bibliographical information on Alabama related genealogical holdings. Search the online catalog!

Alabama's Vanished Index -  Misc. genealogical links including libraries, historical societies, maps, etc.

Alabama Surnames in the RootsWeb Surname List - search engine and links to other Alabama sources; a very worthwhile site.

Alabama Tombstone Transcription Project - find your ancestors in cemetery listings arranged by county

Amelia's Alabama Genealogy -good source of Alabama related sites; Alabama queries by Surname;     names/addresses of Ala. papers with genealogical query columns

Burnt Corn, Monroe County - interesting history of the Battle of Burnt Corn and Fort Mims with links to sites on the Creek War.

Conecuh County - AlGenWeb link - Many families in the Old Texas area of Monroe also had links to Conecuh County.

Civil War and Genalogy in South Alabama - there are brief sketches of Gens. Taylor and Canby, pictures of the marker of the May 4, 1865, surrender at Citronelle, Alabama. There is an interesting picture of Fort Morgan and other links to genealogy information.

County Genealogical Socities - ever wanted to find what counties have local socities? This is a very useful site to find out what is available where you are searching for ancestors in Alabama.

Heritage of the South by Carol Middleton - histories of early Alabama Creek families, friends, and enemies, too!  Colonial Scots and others that pioneered to the Southwest Frontier.
    Of particular importance:  Marriages of Alabama:  Grooms Index    &    Brides Index

History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the Earliest Period by Albert James Pickett. Well researched standard history of early Alabama.

The Hunley - this is my favourite link to read up to date reports about the CSS Hunley.

Middleton List @ Rootsweb - a great e-mail genealogy list run by Cousin Grant. This list that has been a great help to many Middleton researchers that are always willing to help others. To join send an e-mail to Middleton-List and put "subscribe" as the subject. Note, this will subscribe you in the "list mode" so that messages are received individually. To subscribe in the digest mode, i.e., messages are sent in larger groups, e-mail Middleton-Digest and  put "subscribe" as the subject. Also, you can search the RootsWeb Mailing Lists Interactive Search for past postings on the Middleton and other Rootsweb lists.

The Middleton Travels Home Page - maintained by a fine researcher (and a cousin) working on the Middleton family that migrated from Marion County, South Carolina, to the Monroe County, Alabama area and beyond.

Middletons - Alabama Census reports - great listing of Middletons in various Alabama census reports.

Mobile Genealogical Society - 37 years of making contributions to genealogical research in Alabama and beyond.

Mobile - A Guide to Civil War Collections - This guide was designed and made available as a public service by the Friends of the University of South Alabama Archives. It provides details about Mobile's significant historical collections with links to specific sites for more details.

Mobile County Probate Court  - includes online references and indices of archived materials available for on site research.

Monroe County - AlGenWeb - entry to the comprehensive Alabama GenWeb site on Monroe County, Alabama.

1816 & 1850 Monroe County Census - under Monroe Co.
1850 Monroe County Census
1854 Monroe County Tax List
1907 Census of Confederate Veterans, Monroe Co, AL - under Monroe Co.
Monroe County - Churchs and Cemetaries - this site provides links to churches, cemeteries, and a comprehensive listing of soldiers from Monroe County, Alabama. There is a lot of valuable content on this site.

Monroe County Heritage Museums - information about the growing number of local history museums and programs offered by the MCHM. The Museum in the old Court House in Monroeville houses an ever growing collection of genealogical and historical data and documents.

The Monroe Journal, Online Edition - wonderful features and links from this site. "The Old Home Page" provides links to those interested in Monroe County and the surrounding area; this includes an index of submittals. Read and submit your own genealogical posts at the Searching for Monroe County Roots.

Montgomery Genealogical Society - this active Society publishes the MGS Quarterly and can provide contacts for local researchers.

Pickett, Albert James. HISTORY of ALABAMA AND INCIDENTALLY OF GEORGIA AND MISSISSIPPI, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD. This history of early Alabama was written in 1851 and is a wonderful accounting of the state's early development. The text has been marked with names in boldface for quick reference.

South of the Road - this site contains a great deal of information on the Southeastern Alabama counties that were located south of the Old Federal Road. Counties include: Butler, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston. Information on Federal land patent grants and county maps showing the locations of the grants, as well as nearby cemeteries is given. Grantee name indexes are provided for each county, as well as a combined index for all counties. Patent grants are displayed in geographical order in the Reconstructed Tract Books.

Time line of the War in Alabama - once again Ken Jones has made a wonderful contribution to Alabama's history. This site includes a detailed time line of events and their impact on Alabama. Jones' includes many other useful links for reading about Alabama's role in the War.

Tombstone Transcription Project - Alabama cemeteries arranged by county. Consider adding your favorite cemetery to this important project.

Tracking Your Roots - one of the finest sites of collected Alabama and Tennessee genealogical information. I am honored to be able to call Lisa my cousin. BACK ONLINE!!

U. S. Army Military history Institute - Civil War Regimental Unit Bibliographies

    Alabama Confederate Artillery
    Alabama Confederate Cavalry
    Alabama Confederate Infantry
    Alabama Confederate Miscellaneous Documents
    Civil War Unit Bibliographies
Vanished Index of Alabama Units - comprehensive listing of links to Alabama Confederate and Union units.

Wallace State College Library - The Family and Regional History Program, Wallace State College, P. O. Box 2000, Hanceville,  AL 35077-2000 (Phone: 205-352-8265). Its extensive and growing collection of  research materials includes books, periodicals, microfilm,  microfiche, cd-rom disks, computer programs, family folders,  and much more. This site lists many of the collection's holdings.


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Regimental Histories:

Alabama Regimental Histories - wonderful undertaking of amassing information from print and online sources.

Alabama and Missisppi Confederate regiments - this is worth looking for the pictures alone!

A History Of Lumsden’s Battery C. S. A., written by Dr. George Little and Mr. James R. Maxwell. Published by R. E. Rhodes Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Tuskaloosa, Alabama.
   NOTE: this is from a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

1st Regiment of the Alabama Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A. - by Edward Young McMorries, Ph. D., A Private of the Perote Guards, Co. C., 1861, Co. G., 1862-1865; and an Original Member of both the Company and Regiment.
   NOTE: this is from a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

3rd Alabama Cavalry - War History of the Prattville Dragoons, compiled by Capt. Wilbur F. Mims, Co. H.
   NOTE: this is from a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

5th Alabama Battalion - starting as the North Sumter Rifles, this unit merged with the Bush Sharpshooters, the Whites Plains Rangers, and the Daniel Boone Rifles amongst others and on October 22nd, 1862, ultimately became the Fifth Alabama Infantry Battalion. This site includes the 5th Muster Roll listed both by company/county and in alphabetical order. Impressive histories of soldiers and battles are also included. This is a good site for Confederate History along with information on this particular Battalion.

5th Alabama Battalion - another fine site on the 5th Alabama that includes a muster roll and a history of the Battalion.

6th Alabama Regiment- comprehensive site with unit history, timelines, company rosters, weapons, uniforms, and much more.

6th Alabama Regiment - This site includes the text of letters from soldiers, battle reports describing the 6th Alabama's role in many battles, and Orders of Battle including the 6th Alabama. This site a treasure for those researching this Regiment.

15th Alabama Infantry - Some Events and Incidents During the Civil War by Wm. C. Jordan, Co. B., 15th Ala. Regiment. FULL TEXT ONLINE
   NOTE: this is from a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

15th Alabama Infantry - Recollections of War Times by an Old Veteran while Under Stonewall Jackson and Lieutenant General James Longstreet: How I Got In, and How I Got Out, by W. A. McClendon. FULL TEXT ONLINE
   NOTE: this is from a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

16th Alabama Regiment, Army of Tennessee - great site with information on a very active re-enactor regiment; doesn't hurt that the owner is a cousin, too! Look at the information on James Middleton of Company G, 36th Alabama Infantry.

18th Alabama - letters by Abram M. Glazener, Company I. Wonderful pictures of Private Glazener and his wife. Includes a April 1863 letter home from the Spring Hill Hospital in Mobile.

17th Alabama, Company C  - organized in Butler Co., Alabama, this company was also known as the "Blue Rifles." Contains muster roll.

19th Alabama Original Regiment - muster rolls available for online searching along with unit history, letters, orders, etc. A very comprehensive site for researching this regiment.

26th Alabama Infantry Regiment - O'Neal's Regiment. This is a wonderfully comprehensive site on the history of the 26th Alabama. Many excerpts from original documents are included. If you are researching the HOWTON family from Fayette County, let me know as these are my ancestors, too. Note - scan down the alphabetical list to the Howton brothers.

   The Twenty Sixth was a guard unit at Andersonville Prison for a time. Read details about this unit's care of prisoners from the prisoners themselves at The 26th Alabama at Andersonville.

   The Rebel Prison Pen at Andersonville, Georgia.  1874 Newspaper article about Andersonville prison written by then 15 year old guard stationed there. The 26th Alabama was at Andersonville for a short time.
 

27th Alabama - Inside of Rebeldom: The Daily Life of a Private in the Confederate Army, by J. P. CANNON, M.D.
   NOTE: this is from a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

28th Alabama Infantry Regiment - comprehensive site with a wealth of information on this Regiment. Details about the Regiment's Flag, its officers and a roster of 1642 names of soldiers from the 28th Alabama are included. There is some personal information about most of the members.

31st Alabama - Prison Echoes of the Great Rebellion, by COL. D. R. Hundley.
   NOTE: this is from a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

33rd Alabama Regiment - History and Muster Rolls

35th Alabama Infantry - Confederate Echoes: A Voice From the South in the Days of Secession and of the Southern Confederacy, by Rev. Albert Theodore Goodloe, M.D., First Lieutenant Company D, Thirty-Fifth Regiment Alabama Volunteer infantry, C. S. A.
   NOTE: this is from a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

36th Alabama - another site with information and links to other sites about the 36th Alabama.

38th Alabama - comprehensive site with muster rolls by company. Includes Field Staff and band; - Co. A, Clarke County; Co. B, Wilcox  Farmers - Wilcox County; Co. C, "Dixie Rifles" - Choctaw County; Co. D,  "Alabama Invincibles" - Clarke County; Co. E,  "Miller Guards" - Conecuh County; Co. F, F - "North River Tigers" - Fayette County; Co. G, "Clifton Guards" - Mobile County; Co. Company H, "Bell Rifles" - Wilcox County; Co. I, - "Alabama Greys" - Clarke County; Co. K, "Joe Murrell Bayonets" - Mobile County.

38th Alabama - Muster Roll of Captain E. W. Martin's Company, Miller Guards, Ala. Vol.

42nd Alabama - fascinating site with many details about the soldiers of the 42nd Alabama. As many were from Monroe County, Alabama, there are likely relatives of those of the 36th Alabama.

43th Alabama - Gracie's Alabama Brigade. This site is a condolidated roster of almost 1,2000 soldiers from the 43rd's muster rolls and other sources. It is annotated with additional personal information where available. There is a history of the 43rd Alabama also posted at this site.

47th Alabama - Memories of the War of Secession by T. F. Botsford, Co. D, 47th Alabama Infantry
    NOTE: this is from a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

62nd Alabama - Recollections of an Old Soldier from Company C, by Asa M. Piper. Unit fought at Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines from Shelby County, Alabama and surrounding counties. Includes company rosters from quite a number of regiments that came from this area.

Alabama Civil War Regimental Histories - Dr. Ken Jones, a fellow librarian, maintains an excellent site with many useful references for additional sources.

       Also: Ken Jones' links to other Regimental Histories

Alabama Historical Quarterly - Available though the Auburn Library: "The Alabama Historical Quarterly was published from 1930 to 1982 by the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). The table of contents is provided here upon written permission from the copyright holder."

Alabama Infantry Regiments - links to sites for Alabama Infantry, Calvary, and Artillery Regiments

The Conecuh Guards, CSA - Dec. 14, 1912 article from The Evergreen Courant, Evergreen, Alabama, with a roster of the Company that was organized in Sparta, Alabama, in April 1861.

Census Online and Other Diggins - great site with many links to muster rolls, census records, and more.

Dailey's Home Guard Malitia of Monroe County, Alabama - Muster roll; note how many soldiers did not have guns.

Confederate POW's that died at Elmira Prison - 2,971 Confederate soldiers are buried at Elmira Prison, New York. Started in 1864, many prisoners were transferred from Point Lookout, Maryland to Elmira. 235 of Alabama's own died and are buried here. In addition to many documents regarding the prison, there is a soldier index that includes biographical information.

Confederate POW's Who Died at Rock Island, Ill. Prison Camp - searchable list of names of soldiers from Alabama units that died as Prisoners of War.

Confederate POW's - Point Lookout POW Descendants Organization - Many Alabama soldiers breathed their last at this prison. This site provides a history of the prison with an index  search able by prisoner name. Of note, read the sections addressing recent removal of the Confederate Flag from this grave site.

Civil War Rosters - Arranged by State - includes a comprehensive listing including many Alabama regiments.

U. S. Army Military history Institute - Civil War Biographical Bibliographies - source listings of scholarly biographic information on Union and Confederate officers.

U. S. Army Military history Institute - Civil War Photographic Collection - a catalogue of American Civil War (ACW) photographs from the Special Collections Branch of MHI. Search for ancestors, particular regiments, or examples of what soldiers wore during the War.

U. S. Army Military history Institute - Civil War Regimental Unit Bibliographies

    Alabama Confederate Artillery
    Alabama Confederate Cavalry
    Alabama Confederate Infantry
    Alabama Confederate Miscellaneous Documents
    Civil War Unit Bibliographies
Vanished Index of Alabama Units - comprehensive listing of links to Alabama Confederate and Union units.

WPA Life Histories from Alabama - These life histories were written by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. This is an excerpt from the Library of Congress' collection.
 
 


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Confederate Research:

The WAR on TV - ok, for those moments when you are not at the computer, check and see if there is anything worth watching on TV. This is a Civil War Interactive site. Take the time to look through the rest of the site -- you won't be disappointed. Try the daily TRIVA CHALLENGE -- you will need all the links you can find to answer these questions.

American Civil War Home Page - a thoughtfully organized site with much valuable information and useful links.

The American South- some nice links to academic sites for Southern research.

Appomattox Courthouse - "[T]he flags were tenderly furled-those historic banners, battle-stained, bullet-riddled, many of them but remnants of their former selves, with scarcely enough left of them on which to imprint the names of the battles they had seen-and the Army of the Union and the Army of Northern Virginia turned their backs upon each other for the first time in four long, bloody years." A very detailed description of the Surrender by Horace Porter, Brevet Brigadier General, U.S.A. It includes the text of letters between Grant and General Lee.

Appomattox Courthouse - several good links to the Battle and Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.

Black Confederate Fact Page - a thoughtful and well presented site on the role of black soldiers. Includes a bibliography for further research.

Blakeley - Siege and Battle of Fort Blakeley; information on April 2000 reunion - reunion for descendants & friends of those brave soldiers who fought during the Mobile Campaign of 1865; open to the public.

Siege of Fort Blakeley - a site that provides the view from the Illinois soliders that fought there.

Broadfoot Publishing Company - well recognized publisher of information on America's Civil War. Research services (for a fee) are available.

Brothers Bound - Approximately 56,000 men were prisoners of war, and it is estimated that about 14% of all captives died while incarcerated. This well constructed site provides information on both Union and Confederate prisons. Links include those to sites on Union and Confederate prisons; PoW rolls; war stories from those that were there. There is a CW-POW list for those interested in shareing and learning more about this painful part of our history. There is also link to search the archives of this list.

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature - interesting article about the history of Dixie and The Bonnie Blue Flag

Camp Douglas - Confederate Prisoner of War camp in Illinois. Includes pictures from The Confederate Mound at Oak Woods -- the largest Confederate burial ground in the North and links to related sites.

The Civil War Ancestor a commercial site, Civilwarancestor.com is "a specialized electronic publisher that converts rare and out-of-print American Civil War Soldier Rosters, Regimental Histories and Personal Narratives into an electronic format for free and immediate web download by Civil War enthusiasts and genealogists. We also offer entire digital libraries on CD-ROM for convenient offline browsing."

Civil War Forum - entry page to interesting site including much detailed information on the War.

The Civil War Interactive -- History ... with an Attitude - The title says it all! Features 'Today's Civil War News," book reviews, articles, a wide variety of changing topics. A very good regimental history link page is available.

The Civil War Preservation Trust - as described on its home page, "The Civil War Preservation Trust is America's largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefield lands. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public about the war and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it."

Confederate Clip Art - a nice collection free clip art that includes many animated pictures at the Savage / Goodner Camp #1513 SCV site.

Confederate Congress - The Journals of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 was printed in a seven-volume set between 1904 and 1905 as Senate Document No. 234 of the 58th Congress, 2nd session. A Senate Resolution dated January 28, 1904, directed the secretary of war, Elihu Root, to transmit to the U.S. Senate a copy of the Journal of the Provisional Congress and of the 1st and 2nd Congresses of the Confederate States of America. This is part of the Library of Congress' American Memory project and includes many online access to American congressional documents covering 1774 - 1873.

Confederate Constitution - Congress of Delegates from the seceding Southern States convened at Montgomery, Alabama, on February 4, 1861. They quickly adopted a provisional Constitution, and in less than a month, devised and approved a permanent Constitution, which was adopted March 11, 1861. Online search of text available from University of Georgia Libraries site.

Confederate States of America - Documents - text of a wide variety of documents is available through the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

Confederate Generals - a good collection of brief biographies of Confederate Generals.

Confederate Holidays - a nice list of several major dates in Confederate history.

Confederate Flag History - Sons of Confederate Veterans, John K. McNeill Camp #674, of Moultrie, Georgia, has a nice site with a history of all of the Confederate flags.

Confederate Flag History -- includes interesting details about the creation of the Stars and Bars.

Confederate Pension Records - While Union soldier's pension records are available from the National Archives, Confederate pensions were provided by individual states. This site lists the state listed that are repositories for Confederate pension records. The veteran was eligible to apply for a pension to the State in which he lived, even if he served in a unit from a different State. Generally, an applicant was eligible for a pension only if he was indigent or disabled.

Confederate POW's Who Died at Rock Island, Ill. Prison Camp - names of soldiers from Alabama units.

The Confederate Network - nicely grouped collection of Confederate history and heritage links.

Confederate State's Navy- this comprehensive site is devoted to Confederate marine history. The webmaster is a delighful gentleman and I highly recommend this site.

Confederate Veteran -- Name index of issues between 1891 and 1932. Complied by the Reference Department of the Library of Virginia, this is a searchable index of the names of Confederate soldiers that appeared in Confederate Veteran.

The Conecuh Guards, CSA - Dec. 14, 1912 article from The Evergreen Courant, Evergreen, Alabama, with a roster of the Company that was organized in Sprat, April 1861.

Cool Civil War Links - the title says it all! Eclectic collection from Framing Fox Art Gallery.

Cyndi's List: U.S. - Civil War / War for Southern Independence - the Queen of Internet links has a special section devoted to the mid-19th Century Conflict.

Drusilla D'Armand's Civil War Scrapbook - interesting information about the War from a lady's view.

Florida Confederate Pension Files - online listing of Florida's Confederate pension applications.

Florida In The Civil War Message Board - "This message board is intended to support and advance historical research and discussion regarding Florida citizenry in the American Civil War. It may also be used to research Florida's Seminole Indian Wars and the Post Civil War Reconstruction Period."

Fort Blakeley, Alabama: site of the last major battle of the War - Now the largest National Historic Register Site east of Mississippi River, the battle of Fort Blakeley took place just hours after General Lee met General Grant at  Appomattox Court House, Virginia. My ancestors in the 36th Alabama fought here. Did yours?

Generals from the War - a site providing biographical information on both Confederate and Union generals that was specificaly designed for the Internet. It provides sources of other excellent print sources for biographical information.

Headstones for Confederate Veterans - fascinating history of how the Government's role in providing headstones for soldiers has evolved. The Act of March 9, 1906 (P.L. 38, 59th Congress, Chap. 631-34 Stat. 56), authorizing the furnishing of headstones for the graves of Confederates who died, primarily in Union prison camps, and were buried in federal cemeteries. This addressed the pressing question of permanently marking Confederate graves. The same size and material was then provided for Confederate soldiers as was available for the Union and Spanish War deceased. The design varied in that the top was pointed instead of rounded and the shield was omitted. Thus giving rise to the tale that the pointed top was adopted to prevent "Yankees" from sitting on Confederate headstones. An act of February 26, 1929 (70th Congress, Chap. 324-45 Stat. 1307), authorized the furnishing of this type stone for graves in private cemeteries, as well.  On May 26, 1930 the War Department implemented regulations for Confederate headstones that also authorized the inscription of the Confederate Cross of Honor in a small circle on the front face of the stone above the standard inscription of the soldier's name, rank, company, and regiment. It is still possible to obtain CSA headstones from the VA for marking soldier's graves; e-mail me and I will try to help with details.

The Hunley - this is my favourite link to read up to date reports about the CSS Hunley.

James River Publications - while there are some items for sale, this site has many other good collections of War related links.

Jefferson Davis - This site provides a detailed chronology of Davis' life with links to other sites.

The  Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program - "The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program (DLP) is an internationally recognized effort to preserve, digitize, and provide access to significant archival and library collections. The DLP transfers rare and unique Virginia materials into an integrated, user-friendly electronic research environment. Since its inception in 1995, the Program has digitized more than 2.2 million original documents, photographs, and maps, and produced more than 80 fully-searchable databases, indexes, and electronic finding aids."
Making of America - materials accessible here are Cornell University's contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts.

Migrations - despite what is thought at times, our ancestors did come from somewhere. Migrations is a site that helps unravel this mystery and can provide valuable leads for further research.

National Archives Civil War Records - initial search page for Civil War records at NARA..

National Museum of Civil War Medicine - from its Mission Statement: The National Museum of Civil War
Medicine is the center for the study and interpretation of the medical history of the War Between the States. These studies include understanding the impact of Civil War Medicine on modern practice. The Museum collects, exhibits and preserves medical artifacts, manuscripts, books, documents and other materials related to the period
from 1861-1865."

Official RecordThe War of the Rebellion, also known as the Official Record is available for online searching. Unmatched source of orders and reports of battles. Also, browse Cornell University's Making of America Journal Collection for many other sources.

Point Lookout POW Descendants Organization - Many Alabama soldiers breathed their last at this prison. This site provides a history of the prison with an index  searchable by prisoner name. Of note, read the sections addressing recent removal of the Confederate Flag from this grave site.

Rock Island Prisoners - Rock Island, Illinois. Construction for this prison camp on the Mississippi River began in August 1863 and the first prisoners -- captured at Lookout Mountain -- arrived on December 3, 1863. Peak prisoner population was estimated at about 8,600. This site contains a listing of the known soldiers that died as prisoners of war.

Ryan, Milton Asbury. Experience of a Confederate Soldier in Camp and Prison in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Ryan was Captain of Co. G, 8th Miss. Regiment (Tolson Guard). His first person account provides insight into the  the life of a soldier including his time as a Prisoner of War at Camp Chase.This is worth looking at just for the picture of Milton Ryan at age 70.

James S. Schoff Civil War Collection - from the William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan, contains manuscript, photographic and printed materials relating to all phases of the American Civil War. This wonderful collection currently contains the correspondences or diaries of over 350 soldiers from both the Union and Confederate Armies. You can find diaries and journals from soldiers, Regimental Histories, and photographs.

Shotgun's American Civil War -comprehensive Confederate site with many useful links to other sources.

The Simon Wolf Database - Simon Wolf, a Jewish activist of the 19th Century, collected the names of over 7,000
Jewish-Americans who fought on both sides during the Civil War and published his directory in 1895. It is possible to search this database from this site. A very important contribution to Civil War research. This site also has an excellent page with many links to Jewish contributions to both the Union and Confederate causes.

Southern Homefront, 1861-1865 - from the site: "[it] documents Southern life during the Civil War, especially the unsuccessful attempt to create a viable nation state as evidenced in both private and public life. "Homefront" includes over four hundred digitized and encoded contemporary printed works and manuscripts, accompanied by ca. 1,000 images of currency, manuscript letters, maps, broadsides, title pages, illustrations, and photographs....
"The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865" was funded by a National Leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Created by the Museum and Library Services Act of 1996, the IMLS fosters innovation, technological advances, and support and learning programs in museums and libraries.

U. S. Army Center for Military History - Center of Military History (CMH) documents history throughout the U.S. Army.

U. S. Army Military History Institute - 1861-1865 - U. S. Army's Military History Institute's digital library of documents during the War of 1861-1865.

U. S. Military Academy - online atlas of the American Civil War - provides pictures of maps showing the lines of battles and movement of the armies.

The War in Indian Territory - interesting collection of information and citations to a little stuided portion of the War.

War of the Rebellion also known as the Official Record is available for online searching. Unmatched source of orders and reports of battles.

University of Southern Mississippi's McCain Library and Archives: Manuscript Registers of Civil War colletions.While the contents aren't available, this does give a good indication of what is available in the collection.

The United States Civil War Center - has the lofty goal of promoting the study of the War from the perspectives of all professions, occupations and academic discipline by locating, indexing, and make available all appropriate private and public data on the Internet regarding the War.

United Daughters of the Confederacy - home page for one of the oldest Confederate memorial societies.


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Genealogical links:
 

Alabama's Cartographic Research Laboratory (Cart Lab) -- a map production facility under the College of Arts and Sciences on the University of Alabama campus. Of great interest are its publications Historical Atlas of Alabama, Cemetery Locations by County. If you have a reference to an obscure and remote Alabama Cemetery you are likely to find it in this series.

Alabama Mailing List Home Page - subscribe to the Alabama List at Rootsweb! Links to Alabama List's members home pages; frequently updated site.

ALICAT -- Alabama Public Library Service - this online catalogue includes the holdings of over 100 public, college, and university libraries in Alabama. Periodical holdings of the Alabama Union List of Serials also included. This is a wonderful source for confirming bibliographical information on Alabama related genealogical holdings. Search the online catalog!

Amelia's Alabama Genealogy -good source of Alabama related sites; Alabama queries by Surname;     names/addresses of Ala. papers with genealogical query columns.

Bits of Blue and Gray - new family friendly site with interesting links and connections for related research.

Broadfoot Publishing Company - well recognized publisher of information on America's Civil War. Research services (for a fee) are available.

Cemetery Junction  - USGS Mapping links - great finding aid to find the little known cemeteries.

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - search page for the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. The CWSS  is a monumental project with a goal to provide a computerized database with basic facts about those that served in Civil War. Soldier's informaiton is being entered from records that are maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration. Confederate records are still being added.

Cyndi's List - THE list for genealogical research, as of January 2000 there are more than 59,150 links, including 46,250 links that are categorized & cross-referenced in over 120 categories. Plus another 12,850+ un-categorized new links in the works.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - a great FREE genealogical newsletter highlighting new software,     society meetings, new home pages, etc.
        Also -- Eastman's NEW Genealogy sites -- updated daily!

Heritage of the South by Carol Middleton - histories of early Alabama Creek families, friends, and enemies, too!  Colonial Scots and others that pioneered to the Southwest Frontier.
    Of particular importance:  Marriages of Alabama:  Grooms Index    &    Brides Index

Mobile Genealogical Society - 37 years of making contributions to genealogical research in Alabama and beyond.

Montgomery Genealogical Society - this active Society publishes the MGS Quarterly and can provide contacts for local researchers.

Online Genealogy Library - lists CD and Book resources owned by those willing to help with lookups.

Pickens County - Genealogical Society. A nice collection of information about Pickens County sure to help researchers.

StateGenSites- handy way to find genealogical sites by states; also includes many links to newsletters, etc.

Soundex Index online - National Archives. Indices to federal census records are arranged by Soundex code. The Soundex is a coded last name (surname) index based on the way a name sounds rather than the way it is spelled. Surnames that sound the same, but are spelled differently, like SMITH and SMYTH, have the same code and are filed together. The Soundex coding system was developed so that you can find a surname even though it may have been recorded under various spellings. Knowing a surname's Soundex code is an important first step in research using NARA's census microfilm holdings.

Southwestern Alabama Genealogy Surname Registry - post queries for: Baldwin, Butler, Clark, Choctaw, Conecuh, Covington, Dallas, Escambia, Lowndes, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Washington, and Wilcox counties.

Tracking Your Roots - one of the finest sites of collected Alabama genealogical information. I am honored to be able to call Lisa my cousin. This wonderful site is back online!

USGS - U. S. Geographic Names Information System for United States and Territories - an incredible mapping site! Includes references to historical sites, post offices, cemeteries, etc. The first place to start when searching for a place name whether it be current of a long ago vanished community.


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Miscellaneous:

MEDICAL TERMS - An interesting listing of medical terms and diseses.

1895 U. S. Atlas - looking for old towns? Road? This site has maps organized by state and county along with an index.

The Genealogy Funny  Papers a really fun place to visit when you are tired of finding nothing but broken branches in your tree.... For example -- "My ancestors must have been in a "Witness Protection Program'"

Free Genealogy Stuff - samples of periodicals, catalogues, etc. for free. No endorsement of any product; try at your own risk.

Inflation Calculator - What would great-grandpap's plantation be worth today? This form uses the Consumer Price Index to adjust any given amount of money for inflation from 1800 to 1999.

USGS - U. S. Geographic Names Information System for United States and Territories- an incredible mapping site! Includes references to historical sites, post offices, cemeteries, etc. The first place to start when searching for a place name whether it be current of a long ago vanished community

National Archives -- Free Publications available by writing or faxing request to NARA. Titles include National Archives Publications Catalog, A Select List of Publications

Webshots - download War pictures for display on your computer.


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