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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, No. 39, Birmingham, Alabama, records W.0048

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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

October 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T16:04-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, No. 39, Birmingham, Alabama, records

Unit ID:

W.0048

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet

Dates:

1906-1919

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Records of the United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, in Birmingham, Alabama, between 1906 and 1919.

creator

Garretson, J. T.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Preferred Citation:

United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, No. 39, Birmingham, Alabama, records, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Access Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of two journals, one containing brief biographical sketches of the members of Birmingham United Confederate Veterans Camp W. J. Hardee, and the other containing the minutes of meetings at the camp.

The journal of typed and handwritten biographies includes information about individual veterans' enlistment, engagements fought, imprisonment, battle injuries, and discharge. The minutes volume includes the minutes of regular camp meetings, as well as state and national reunions. Both volumes include tribute essays to deceased members.

Related Archival Materials note

A collection of United Confederate Veterans material is located at Louisiana State University. See United Confederate Veterans Association Records, Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library. Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

General note

Camp W. J. Hardee members whose sketches appear in the first volume are: R. D. Alexander; T. B. Alford; W. F. Barnes; John K. Barton; Henry Beck; W J. Bethune; Daniel Robert Bize; John W. Bush; E. Carpenter; A. S. Carrel; C. C. Coxe; Joab Lawler Darby; Thomas Wilson Davis; Elwell Eastman; W. F. Eggleston; F. G. Eskew; Samuel A. Flippen; J. T. Garretson; Rufus Harrison Hagood; Thomas Alexander Hamilton; George H. Hening; George Henning; Robert Greene Hewitt; Stephen Hodge; William E. Hooper; W. R. (William Robert) Houghton; George P. Hughes; Sam Will John; Richard E. Jones; S. J. King; W. B. Leedy; J. H. Lewis; James Mackey; George L. Martin; John F. McLaughin; F. F. Norton; John B. Reid; Henry N. Rosner; E. H. Sholl; John G. Smith; W. D. Stallins; W. D. Stratton; J. C. Styles; Edmund Taylor Taliaferro; J. T. S. Wade; N. B. Walker; William Columbus Ward; J. H. Weatherly; Marshall H. Wells; Sidney B. Wilder; M. M. Williams; Henry Felix Wilson; William Wallace Wilson; E. A. Wright; William E. Yancey; and Daniel Zimmerman.

General note

Titles on phase box spine: Reminiscences of Confederate Service - by Members of Camp Hardee, United Confederate Veterans, Birmingham, Alabama - 1912-1917; and Minute Book of Camp Hardee, United Confederate Veterans - Birmingham, 1914-1918

Biographical/Historical note

Established in 1889, the United Confederate Veterans Association (U.C.V.) was a benevolent, historical, and social society organized to commemorate the Civil War and preserve Confederate history. In addition to national and regional offices and departments, the organization consisted of local camps, including Birmingham's Camp W. J. Hardee. The veterans association was active until the 1950s, hosting reunions and commemorations. The U.C.V. held its last national reunion in 1951.

Sources: Warren, Steven L. United Confederate Veterans. Encyclopedia of Arkansas. http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=6401. Accessed June 7, 2013.

United Confederate Veterans Association Records Finding Aid. Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library. Louisiana State University Libraries. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/findaid/1357.pdf. Accessed June 7, 2013.

Source(s)

Camp W. J. Hardee. (local)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Birmingham (Ala.) (lcsh)

Confederate States of America--History (lcsh)

Minutes (aat)

United Conferderate Veterans (lcsh)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

War records Box W0048.01

Minute book Box W0048.02