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Guide to the Morgan Smith Gilmer paper MSS.0571

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

November 2009
Collection Title:

Morgan Smith Gilmer paper

Unit ID:

MSS.0571

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (1 item,13 pieces)

Dates:

1954

Abstract:

Typescript copy of a booklet by Gilmer, containing the last roll and brief history of "Shockley's Independent Escort Company of Alabama Cavalry," a Civil War unit formed by University of Alabama students Branscom Shockley and Henry Burt in March 1864.

creator

Gilmer, Morgan Smith

Scope and Contents note

Typescript copy of booklet written by Gilmer, containing the last roll of "Shockley's Independent Escort Company of Alabama Cavalry," which enumerates surviving and deceased members and provides a brief history of the company. The booklet was originally published in 1905; this is a typescript copy produced in 1954.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. Baldwin Westcott, 1954

Biographical/Historical note

Gilmer's register of Shockley's Independent Escort Company was published by Woodruff Company, Montgomery, Alabama, in 1905. The unit itself was formed by University of Alabama students Branscom Shockley and Henry Burt in March 1864 during the Civil War.

Preferred Citation:

Morgan Gilmer paper, The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Morgan S. Gilmer paper Box 640

Box 640 Folder 8

Shockley's Independent Escort Company of Alabama cavalry by Morgan S. Gilmer http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20446