Category Archives: Civil War

Battle of Mobile Bay, Part II

By: Kevin Ray, Archival Technician This week, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, Kevin Ray wrote a three-part account of the battle drawn from a combination of secondary sources and the two Union diaries by Ellsworth … Continue reading

Battle of Mobile Bay, Part III

By: Kevin Ray, Archival Technician This week, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, Kevin Ray gives an three-part account of the battle drawn from a combination of secondary sources and the two diaries held in the … Continue reading

Confederate Brigadier General Johnston: A newly acquired and digitized collection

By: Ashley Bond, SLIS graduate student General Johnston was born in Hillsboro, North Carolina, on May 30, 1832. After studying at Cumberland University’s School of Law in Lebanon, Tennessee, he began his own practice in Marion, Alabama, the town where … Continue reading

Curating the Confederacy I: An Interview with the curators of Making Confederates and When this Cruel War is Over

By: Lindsay Smith, Melissa Young, and Rachel K. Deale, History PhD students, and Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow On April 13, 2015, two exhibitions dedicated to Confederate imprints will open at the University of Alabama. Lindsay Smith and Melissa Farah … Continue reading

Curating the Confederacy II

By: Lindsay Smith, Melissa Young, and Rachel K. Deale, History PhD students, and Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow This post is the second in a five-part series titled “Curating the Confederacy: An Interview with the curators of Making Confederates and … Continue reading

Curating the Confederacy III

By: Lindsay Smith, Melissa Young, and Rachel K. Deale, History PhD students, and Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow This post is the third in a five-part series titled “Curating the Confederacy: An Interview with the curators of Making Confederates and When … Continue reading

Curating the Confederacy IV

By: Lindsay Smith, Melissa Young, and Rachel K. Deale, History PhD students, and Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow This post is the fourth in a five-part series titled “Curating the Confederacy: An Interview with the curators of Making Confederates and … Continue reading

Curating the Confederacy V

By: Lindsay Smith, Melissa Young, and Rachel K. Deale, History PhD students, and Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow This post is the final entry in a five-part series titled “Curating the Confederacy: An Interview with the curators of Making Confederates and When … Continue reading

Curating the Confederacy: Curator’s Talk Tuesday, April 21 3:30-4:30 PM

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Please join the Division of Special Collections and the Department of History for a curator’s talk next Tuesday, April 21, from 3:30-4:40 PM in the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection reading room on the … Continue reading

Eyewitness to Croxton’s Raid on Tuscaloosa, April 1865

Last year, we shared an in-depth post on the burning of the UA campus in the last days of the Civil War. This year, we take a look at the words of an eyewitness to the events. Basil Manly, Sr., … Continue reading