Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

More names added to [Ala.] Civil War Soldiers database

Expand Messages
  • Amos J Wright
    ________________________________________ From: Palmer, Mark [mailto:Mark.Palmer@archives.alabama.gov] Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 10:44 AM To: Amos J
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13, 2007
    • 0 Attachment
      ________________________________________
      From: Palmer, Mark [mailto:Mark.Palmer@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 10:44 AM
      To: Amos J Wright
      Subject: More names added to Civil War Soldiers database

      Alabama Civil War Service Cards File
      Currently all entries under the letters A - R are available.
      This database is being created from an 8 x 5 card file maintained by the
      Alabama Department of Archives and History from the early 1900s until
      1982. As staff came across information related to Alabama individuals
      during the American Civil War a card was created. Information on
      individuals exempted from military service or who served in the militia
      or home guard is included. If new information was discovered from
      another source, another card was created. Multiple cards for an
      individual often exist. Sources include muster rolls, governors'
      correspondence, veterans' censuses, manuscript collections, newspapers
      and pension records. Names, places and events are often inconsistently
      spelled. This card file is in no way inclusive. Every card has empty
      fields. Because much of the documentation relating to the Army of
      Tennessee was lost, soldiers that served in that army tend to be poorly
      documented. The cards are arranged alphabetically by last name; however,
      they are closed and microfilm is available.
       
      Alabama Civil War Service Database
      The advantages of the database over the current card file are that it
      can be used through the internet at home and that it can be searched in
      a variety of ways. Because the card file is so large and the input of
      this material relies largely on volunteer help, the process of data
      entry is extremely time consuming. This database will become available
      in increments of a letter at a time as each letter is completed.
      Currently all entries under the letters A - R are available (Over
      168,000 individual cards). When an entire letter is completed it will be
      added to the database. It is estimated that there are a total of 250,000
      cards in the file. Names starting with any other letters can be searched
      on microfilm at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in
      Montgomery, or can be ordered using the Research Request form. Data
      entry is based on the Civil War Service Card File. Because of time
      constraints no attempt is made to validate the information on the cards,
      including spelling of names. All the information on each card has been
      entered into the database.
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/index.cfm
       
      Mark A. Palmer
      ADAH Web Project
      Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
      624 Washington Avenue
      Montgomery AL 36130
      334-353-4636 ext 264
      mark.palmer@...
       
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.