Confederate Military History - Alabama volume

This set was written by distinguished men of the South, producing a work which truly portrays the times and issues of the Confederacy. It was edited by Gen. Clement A. Evans of Georgia.

Two volumes--the first and the last--comprise such subjects as the justification of the Southern States in seceding from the Union and the honorable conduct of the war by the Confederate States government; the history of the actions and concessions of the South in the formation of the Union and its policy in securing the existing magnificent territorial dominion of the United States; the civil history of the Confederate States, supplemented with sketches of the President, Vice-President, cabinet officers and other officials of the government; Confederate naval history; the morale of the armies; the South since the war, and a connected outline of events from the beginning of the struggle to its close. We have combined these two volumes into one "Causes of the War" volume.

There are also individual volumes for each state: Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas & Florida. An additional volume covers the Confederate Navy.

Each state being treated in a separate history allows space for details concerning its peculiar story, its own devotion, its own heroes, and its battlefields. These volumes contain information on each unit; where, when, and by whom the unit was formed. There are also some Rosters.

Table of Contents for the Alabama volume

  • CHAPTER I. Introductory--The First Spanish Occupation of Alabama--Battles Fought by De Soto-- Settlement at Mobile --French and Spanish Wars--English Control--Indian Wars --War of 1812--Seminole and Florida Wars--Alabamians in the War with Mexico

  • CHAPTER II. Secession and Its Causes--The Slavery Question--Alabama's Declaration Prior to the Nomination of Lincoln--The Charleston Convention--Result of the Election--Hope of Peaceable Secession- -Expressions of Adams and Webster--Greeley Opposed to Coercion

  • CHAPTER III. The State Convention--Variance of Opinion on Secession--Adoption of the Ordinance of Secession--Organization of Military Forces--Campaigns and Battles in Alabama--Some of Alabama's Distinguished Soldiers

  • CHAPTER IV. The Alabama Infantry Regiments--Brief History of Each Organization--Their Service as Shown by the Official Records

  • CHAPTER V. The Alabama Cavalry Commands--Regiments, Battalions and Detached Companies-- References to Their Services in the Official Records

  • CHAPTER VI. Batteries Composed of Alabama Troops--Their Organization and Officers--Records from the Official Reports

  • CHAPTER VII. Battles of the Armies in Virginia in which Alabama Troops were Engaged

  • CHAPTER VIII. Battles of the Western Army in which Alabama Troops were Engaged


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