6th Alabama Infantry - Secessionists Bow

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Secessionist Bow

Secessionist Bow-
A sign of the Times

Many of the young Confederate women wore Secessionist Bows as a sign of support for the soldiers much like the Yellow Ribbons of the Vietnam area ...an interesting political (and more than political) statement....this was before "buttons," of course.

SALLY WRIGHT a cousin of my family who probably was living in Montgomery Alabama at the time when she had her picture taken. I am not sure which WRIGHT was her father, but she would have been a descendant of Colonel WILLIS ALSTON (1750-1819) and his wife ELIZABETH WRIGHT 1745-23 Mar 1823 of Chowan and Halifax County North Carolina. The WRIGHTS and this branch of the ALSTON family moved to Alabama in the early 1800's. My ggGrandfather, DR. SAMUEL EDWIN NORTON married JULIA JUSTINA ALSTON daughter of JAMES WRIGHT ALSTON who was a descendant of the same line. [email protected]

Lady Wearing a Sessionist Bow


On Feb. 5, 2003, James D. Allen, creator of this website passed away
There is no doubt that he would want the work on the
6th Alabama Infantry to go on.
With that in mind, this site is dedicated to him.
We miss you, Jimmy.



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