6th Alabama Bibliography

~~ 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment ~~

  1. Autauga Rifles 1861 to 1865. Montgomery: Alabama Printing Co., 1891 [contains muster roll].
  2. J. M. Thompson. Reminiscences of Autauga Rifles, read before the Historical Association, Dec. 19, 1879, at Autaugaville, Alabama.
  3. Montgomery Greys under two flags: Montgomery Greys Retired Corps organized December 27th, 1906. Montgomery, 1908 [contains constitution and muster roll];
  4. Charles T. Jones, "Five Confederates, the sons of Bolling Hall in the Civil War," Alabama Historical Quarterly, vol. XXV (1963), pp.133-221.
  5. Roberts, James W. , "The Wilderness and Spotsylvania, May 4-12, 1864," in Florida Historical Quarterly Review, vol. XI (1932/33), pp.58-76
  6. Knauss, William H., "The Story of Camp Chase" Memorial Edition published by The General's Books, An Affiliate of Blue & Gray Magazine,  in 1994 at Columbus, Ohio. ISBN 0-9626034-0-6
  7. Clemmer, Gregg S., "Valor In Gray - The Recipients of the Confederate Medal of Honor" . Published by The Hearthside Publishing Company, Staunton, Virginia. (1998) ISBN 0-9650987-0-2
  8. Thomas R. Lightfoot, "Letters of the three Lightfoot brothers, 1861-1864," in Georgia Historical Quarterly, vol. XXV (1941), pp.371-400, and vol. XXVI (1942), pp.65-90.
  9. Steven H. Newton, The Battle of Seven Pines, May 31 - June 1, 1862: H. E. Howard, Inc. Lynchburg Virginia, 1992..
  10. Eckert, Ralph Lowell, "John Brown Gordon : soldier, southerner, American", Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1989
  11. Gordon, John Brown, "Reminiscences of the Civil War", Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1993
  12. Gordon, John Brown, Electronic Edition "Reminiscences of the Civil War", University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills Libraries, taken from the original book published in New York: Charles Scribner's Sons; Atlanta: Martin & Hoyt Co., 1904, c1903
  13. John B. Gordon, A Study in Gallantry by Tankersley, Alan P.
  14. Robert Garth Scott, ed., Fallen Leaves: The Civil War Letters of Major Henry Livermore Abbott (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1991) pp. 128-129
  15. Richard F. Miller and Robert F. Mooney, The Civil War: The Nantucket Experience (Nantucket: Wesco Publishing, 1994) pp. 187.
  16. From the Letters of Lt. Henry Ropes, 20th MA (ms, Boston, 1888) Rare Books and Manuscripts Dept., Boston Public Library Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library
  17. Anthony J. Milano, "Letters from the Harvard Regiments: The Story of the 2nd and 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiments from 1861 through 1863 as told by the letters of their Officers" (Civil War: The Magazine of the Civil War Society, Vol. XIII, pp. 23-24)
  18. Henry W. Thomas, _History of the Doles-Cook Brigade_ (1903; reprinted in facsimile by Morningside, 1988), Chapter II, History of the Fourth Georgia Regiment, Sketches of Regimental Officers, pp. 91-92.
  19. Edward Steere, The Wilderness Campaign,
  20. VMI Archives, Michael F. Rinker letter, Manuscript #0381, Letter, 1864 May 17
  21. VMI Archives, Derastus E. W. Myers letter, Manuscript#0379, 1863 May 11
  22. Gustavus Smith, "The Battle of Seven Pines" from 1891 published by C.G. Crawford.
  23. Stephen W. Sears, "To The Gates of Richmond-The Peninsula Campaign" , Ticknor & Fields, 1992
  24. Richard Wheeler, "Sword over Richmond-An Eyewitness History of McClellan's Peninsula Campaign" , Harper & Row Publishers (1986).
  25. Brewer, Willis. Brief Historical Sketches of Military Organizations Raised in Alabama During the Civil War. Montgomery, AL: AL CW Centennial Comm, 1962. pp. 597-99 (2 photocopied pages). E551.4B74. (Brief history and roster of officers).
  26. Confederate Military History, Extended Edition. Vol. 8: Alabama. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1987. pp. 72-77 (3 photocopied pages). E484C65.1987v8. (Brief unit history).
  27. Crute, Joseph H., Jr. Units of the Confederate States Army. Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books, 1987. Ref. See p. 8 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.
  28. Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama. NY: Facts on File, 1992. pp. 64-65 (1 photocopied page). E551S53.1992 (Unit organizational history).
  29. Woodworth, Steven E. "Baptism of Fire: John B. Gordon and the 6th Alabama at Seven Pines." Civil War 62 (Jun 1997): pp. 14-23 (10 photocopied pages). Per. The following pertinent personal papers are in the Institute's Manuscript Archive:
  30. Holmes, Michael - Leigh Coll, Bk l9: 10 (Enlisted man's letter, Jun 2, 1861)
  31. Biggs, Greg, "Ragged Rags of Rebellion, The Flags of the Confederacy" An unpublished manuscript, curators files, Alabama Department of Archives and History.
  32. Curators Object Files, Civil War Flags, Alabama Department of Archives and History
  33. U. S. War Department "War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies" Government Printing Office, 1880-1901
  34. "They Died at Fort Delaware"
  35. "Census of Confederate Veterans Residing in SE Alabama in 1907", Homer T. Jones, Pioneer Publishing Company 
  36. "Confederate State Roster, Alabama", by Hewett and Lawrence, Broadfoot Publishing Co, Volumes I and III of three volumes
  37. "Dale County Cemetery Records", compiled by E. H. Hayes, unpublished; The record, and most for the SE counties were compiled by the late Ed Hayes of Ozark. I have a copy and there is one at the library in Ozark. Since he was very big in the LDS, I had thought that they would have published it or at least put it on CD. the late Homer Jones 
  38. "Henry County Cemetery Records" by Mrs. Marvin Scott, out of print; personal surveys of more than 2,000 cemeteries in SE Ala in the last 12-15 years, ongoing.
  39. Muster roll of Capt A.C. Gordon's Henry County Mounted Militia Company
  40. Biggs, Greg. "Ragged Rags of Rebellion. The Flags of the Confederacy," an unpublished manuscript, Curator's Files, Alabama Department of Archives and History.
  41. Curator's Object Files, Civil War Flags, Alabama Department of Archives and History.
  42. U.S. War Department. War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.
  43. Periodical, Military Collector and Historian, Civil War/6th Alabama, Co. I, Raccoon Roughs, Vol. 44, Issue 3, Fall 1992

  44. Periodical, Tap Roots, Company L, 6th Alabama infantry, Csa, Notasulga Vol. 26, Issue 1, July 1988

  45. Periodical, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Gissendaner/William Gissendaner, 6th Alabama, Csa note, Vol. 23, Issue 4, December 1939

  46. Periodical, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Lightfoot/Thomas R. Lightfoot, 6th Alabama, Csa note, Vol. 23, Issue 4, December 1939

  47. Periodical, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Southall/Robert G. Southall, 6th Alabama, Csa note, Vol. 23, Issue 4, December 1939

  48. Periodical, Confederate Veteran, Ware/Robert A. Ware (Pvt.) bio, d.1929, Volume 1, 1997

  49. "The Letters" by Gordon W. Holmes, Jr. in January, 1995 and edited with additional information in August, 2000. Compilation of letters by Michael Holmes (1827-1886) and Edward Holmes.

  50. Brandon Beck  " Third Alabama! The Memoir of General Cullen Andrews Battle, C.S.A." 2000 University of Alabama 

  51. NATIONAL ARCHIVES MICROFILM - Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Alabama (M2768).  

  52. NATIONAL ARCHIVES MICROFILM - Consolidated Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (M253).

  53. NATIONAL ARCHIVES MICROFILM - Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Alabama (M374).

  54. ALABAMA MICROFILM - Confederate Pension Applications, 1868-1955 (M870891-889981). Arranged alphabetically by last name.

  55. Alabama State Archives: Confederate Service Records, 1861-65 (M1000-1066). Compiled in the 1930s, this collection consists of a card for each veteran. The data was taken from muster rolls, pension papers, and miscellaneous papers. The original records cited on the cards are also available.

  56. Alabama State Archives: Alabama Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in the North While Prisoners of War. This is a computer-generated list compiled by Cecil Norman and Floyd Weatherbee, Jr., using data from National Archives microfilm. It provides the soldiers' name, rank, age, military unit, date of death, location of grave, and place of death (either a prison camp or a Muster Rolls and Rosters. These provide name, rank, age, and enlistment dates. The name of the military unit must be specified.

  57. Alabama State Archives: Regimental History Files: Alabama Commands (CSA). These are unit histories and other miscellaneous data. The name of the military unit must be specified.

  58. Alabama State Archives: Alabama Pension Commission: Census or Enumeration of Confederate Veterans, 1907. Arranged by county, this census names Confederate soldiers, sailors, and officers from all branches of the military who served in a unit from any state but who resided in Alabama when the census was taken. The form used in the census requested name; place of residence; date and place of birth; place and date of enlistment; military unit; whether captured, discharged, or paroled; and related information. See the "container listing" for this collection for container numbers for each county. This enumeration is also available in printed form (see Published Sources—Alabama) and is available on microfilm M443 (four rolls).

  59. Alabama State Archives: Alabama Pension Commission: Census or Enumeration of Veterans or Widows on the Pension Rolls in 1921. Arranged by military branch, this census excludes deserters and pensioners who owned real or personal property valued at more than $5,000 or whose income exceeded $1,200 per year. The information is similar to that obtained for the 1907 census but includes data concerning widows and children. See the "container listing" for this collection for container numbers.

  60. Alabama State Archives: Alabama Pension Commission: Census or Enumeration of Confederate Widows Aged Eighty Years or Older in 1927. The information includes the widow's first name; name of the veteran; and the widow's age, date of birth, and date of marriage. All records of this census are in container SG4350. [p.199]

  61. Alabama State Archives: Selected Collections in the Public Information Files: Civil War and Reconstruction Files. Refer to the finding aid cited above, which contains a list of container and folder numbers. Although subject to change, the following collections, among others, are available:

    Cemeteries (arranged by name of cemetery)
    Confederate Army Chaplains
    Deaths, Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Deserters and Traitors
    Furloughs and Passes
    Homes for Disabled Soldiers
    Hospitals (arranged by name of hospital)
    Indigent Families Relief
    Killed and Died of Wounds
    Medals and Badges (Cross of Honor; Roll of Honor)
    Medical Care
    Miscellaneous Casualty Lists
    Patriotic Organizations
    Pensions, Florida and other states
    Personal Narratives (by name of individual)
    Prisons and Prisoners (by name of prison, Confederate or Union)
    Soldiers' Relief
    University of Alabama Corps of Cadets
    Veterans' Reunions (by year and place)


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