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FW: More names added to Civil War Soldiers database [at ADAH]

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  • Amos J Wright
    ________________________________________ From: Palmer, Mark [mailto:Mark.Palmer@archives.alabama.gov] Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:54 PM To: Amos J
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      ________________________________________
      From: Palmer, Mark [mailto:Mark.Palmer@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:54 PM
      To: Amos J Wright
      Subject: More names added to Civil War Soldiers database

      A new batch of surnames-those beginning with the letter "T"-has been
      added to the Civil War Soldiers Database on the web site of the Alabama
      Department of Archives and History.

      The 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.

      The database, the most heavily visited section of the ADAH web site, may
      be viewed at:
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/civilwar/index.cfm

      Mark A. Palmer
      Alabama Department of Archives and History
      624 Washington Avenue
      Montgomery, AL 36130
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