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Guide to the John F. Thompson Papers MSS.1404

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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

1980

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Language Usage:

English

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2012
Collection Title:

John F. Thompson papers

Unit ID:

MSS.1404

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet 26 items

Dates:

1836-1839

Abstract:

This collection consists principally of correspondence concerning the Alabama Militia, 1836-1839, and records of the 14th Brigade, Alabama Militia, 1837-1839.

creator

Thompson, John F., ?-18??

Scope and Contents note

The John F. Thompson collection consists of mainly of correspondence concerning the Alabama Militia 1836-1839, and records of the 14th Brigade, Alabama Militia, 1837-1839. The militia records contain regimental returns (primarily 32nd Regiment) and election tally, court material, and a list of delinquents and defaulters.

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Preferred Citation:

John F. Thompson papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Biographical/Historical note

Not much is known about John F. Thompson except that he was Brigadier General of the 14th Brigade of the Alabama Militia. He lived in Marion, Perry County, Alabama from at least 1836-1850. (He is listed in the 1850 census.)

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None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

War and Military (local)

Outgoing Correspondence, 1836-1838 Box 2245 Folder 1

Scope and Contents note

Letters to J.F. Thompson to Col. John Henry. Sherriff of Bibb County, Maj. M.V. Eiland, Sherriff of Perry Co.

Incoming Correspondence, arranged alphabetically 1838 Box 2245 Folder 2

Scope and Contents Note

Letters from Andrew P. Barry, G.Y.W. Ferrar, Samuel E. Johnston, S.G. McLaughlin.

Incoming Correspondence, arranged alphabetically, 1837, 1839, no date. Box 2245 Folder 3

Scope and Contents notes

Letters from Sineon Maxwell, James Lewis Pride, Waller, B. Poinsette

Regimental Returns - 32nd regiment, 1837-1839 Box 2245 Folder 4

Regimental Return - 53rd regiment, 1837 Box 2245 Folder 5

14th Brigade - Miscellaneous Records, 1838-1839, no date. Box 2245 Folder 6

Scope and Contents note

Results of court martial-1839, list of election votes (2) 1838, list of regimental delinquents and defaulters - no date. Brigade annual Return, 1838.

Court Martial Summoning Orders, 1837 Box 2245 Folder 7

Envelope - no date. Box 2245 Folder 8