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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Mobile, Alabama, Confederate newspaper scrapbook W.0050

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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 2013-11-15T16:05-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Mobile, Alabama, Confederate newspaper scrapbook

Unit ID:

W.0050

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1861-1862

Abstract:

Scrapbook of newspaper articles from Confederate newspapers (probably in Mobile, Alabama) documenting Civil War battles including the First Battle of Bull Run, the Siege of Lexington, and the Battle of Leesburg.

Location:

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

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Scope and Contents note

This scrapbook of newspaper articles from Confederate newspapers (probably in Mobile, Alabama) documents Civil War battles including the First Battle of Bull Run (also known as the First Battle of Manassas), the Siege of Lexington, and the Battle of Leesburg. The collection of newspaper clippings includes maps, poetry, and battle reports published in newspapers. While most of the articles are not attributed to any author, notable first-hand accounts written by Dr. J. C. Nott and John Breckinridge are included.

Related Archival Materials note

There are several scrapbooks documenting the Civil War in both the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection and in the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library. See Williams or Hoole staff for assistance.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

General note

Title on phase box spine: Mobile Confederate Scrapbook - 1861

Preferred Citation:

Mobile, Alabama, Confederate newspaper scrapbook, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Nott, Josiah Clark, 1804-1873 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Civil War (localbroad)

Mobile (Ala.) (lcsh)

Newspapers--United States (lcsh)

Scrapbooks (aat)

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

War and Military (localbroad)

Scrapbook Box W0050.01