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Alabama Atlas & Gazetteer

1 Alabama Atlas & Gazetteer

64 pages, 11 x 15 1/2, paperback, Langenscheidt Publishing Group / DeLorme
is designed for travelers who want topographic map detail for outdoor recreation, sales and transportation and everyday travel. Contains back roads, recreation sites, hiking trails, campgrounds, golf courses, scenic drives, a guide to state and national parks, historic sites/museums, fishing, and ski areas. Includes a comprehensive index.
Price: 19.95 USD



2 Alabama: History of a Deep South


Price: 32.95 USD



3 Historic Architecture of Alabama 311343

Price: 24.95 USD



4 Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, Alabama 1800-1920 Map Packet

Family Roots Publishing

Price: 5.95 USD



5 MAP: Alabama: 1878

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
This large scale map, entitled Gray's New Map of Alabama, was first issued by Frank A. Gray in 1878 and later updated with the latest 1880 census population data. Our copy was reproduced from an original issued about 1881. The map locates counties, railway lines, rivers and creeks and many small villages and towns. Ideal for locating small settlements in this Gulf Coast state.
Price: 7.95 USD



6 Selected Final [Revolutionary] Pension Payment Vouchers 1818 - 1864: Alabama: Decatur—Huntsville—Mobile—Tuscaloosa
Alycon Trubey Pierce, CG
1997, 5½x8½, paper, index, vi+113 pp, Heritage Books
In the 1960s the National Archives staff culled out selected "settled accounts" that had genealogical value from the pension payments (these are records not found in the pension application files). These are the records for the Alabama pension office, they cover Revolutionary War pensions for the most part but include other wars. They include such information as remarriage of widows, places and length of residence.
Price: 13.50 USD

Southern Boots and Saddles: The Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry C.S.A., First Regiment Alabama and Florida Cavalry, 1863-1865, Arthur E. Green

7 Southern Boots and Saddles: The Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry C.S.A., First Regiment Alabama and Florida Cavalry, 1863-1865
Arthur E. Green
(2005), 2007, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 230 pp, Heritage Books
This book contains transcribed military service records of 1,611 dedicated, brave Southern men who served with the Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry. These men, for the most part, came from the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida, South Alabama and Southeast Mississippi. Alphabetically arranged entries identify the men associated with the regiment and contain varying amounts of military and personal data. A short history of the regiment and its movements precede the service records. The story of the regiment and men of the Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry-First Regiment Alabama and Florida Cavalry-is preserved on these pages. The Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry was organized and formed in 1863 from existing smaller, but experienced, Alabama and Florida Cavalry units. The first muster roll was on September 12, 1863, at Camp Halls Mill, Alabama, west of Mobile. This Southern cavalry regiment rode with and under the command of Colonel Henry "Harry" Maury. They served and fought along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Pensacola, Florida, and were engaged at the Battles of Spanish Fort and Blakeley, Alabama, in April 1865. They were surrendered in May of 1865 as part of Lieutenant General Richard Taylor's Confederate Army of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana.This is the author's fourth book on Confederate regiments with Alabama ties.
Price: 40.00 USD



8 Too Little Too Late: Compiled Military Service Records of the 63rd Alabama Infantry CSA with Rosters of Some Companies of the 89th, 94th and 95th Alabama Militia CSA
Arthur E. Green
(2001), 2008, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 234 pp, Heritage Books
An interesting and useful genealogical research aide, this unit history contains the records of 1,133 young Alabama men who joined the war late, fought in battle and were captured at Blakeley, Alabama. Upon capture, they were sent as prisoners to Ship Island near Biloxi, Mississippi. Of these young men, many being 17 or younger, almost all survived the war, which makes their records interesting and important to researchers. This work contains muster rolls and rosters, and service records for the 2nd Alabama Regiment Reserves, which was organized in August 1864. Its designation changed between March and May 1865 to the 63rd Alabama Infantry Volunteers. Many of the service record entries include the soldier’s name, company, rank, date mustered, a physical description, where he was stationed, when and why he was released from the service, and place of residence. Also included are some records for the 89th, 94th and 95th Alabama Militias. This book contains illustrations of the U.S. Hospital Steamer, D.A. January and the flag of the 2nd Alabama Reserves/63rd Infantry CSA.
Price: 35.00 USD



9 Genealogical Abstracts from The Banner, 1893, in Clanton, Chilton County, Alabama
Charlene Vinson
(1999), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 364 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This work contains a wealth of information extracted from microfilmed copies of The Banner newspaper, published in Clanton, Chilton County, Alabama. The 1893 coverage is complete with the exception of February 16 and 23, March 16 and 23, and May 11. Articles not possessing genealogical value have been given brief attention, but are not fully transcribed. All articles and advertisements of genealogical value, even those that could not be fully transcribed, have been included. Variations in the spelling of names have been maintained and each variation is indexed. Some sections included are: "Town Items" detailing snippets of local interest; "Our County Officers" presenting a brief biographical sketch for a different county officer each week; "Alabama State Assembly," "State News," "Telegraphic News Items," "General News", and more.
Price: 31.00 USD

The Alabama Bomber Boys: Unlocking Memories of Alabamians Who Bombed the Third Reich, Donald E. Wilson

10 The Alabama Bomber Boys: Unlocking Memories of Alabamians Who Bombed the Third Reich
Donald E. Wilson
2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 188 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Memories of the horrors of war are often sealed forever in the minds of the participants. Alabama Bomber Boys is the story of some sixty World War II veterans who, after six decades, opened their minds to tell today's generation, especially our youth, of their horrendous experiences in four engine bombers in the frigid skies over Hitler's Europe. Through previously unpublished oral and written accounts they discuss the pre-war Alabama culture from which they came, the culture in Britain where they lived and from which they flew, and the transition of the Eighth Air Force from an impotent bomber force in 1943 to the most powerful air force in the world in 1945. When the airmen returned to Alabama, they were no longer the eighteen or nineteen year old boys that went off to war in 1941; in twenty-five missions over Germany, with their lives in the balance, they lost their youth. They had become "men," who had witnessed falling aircraft, dangling parachutes, air to air collisions, bombers exploding in air, and countless other miraculous near death incidents. Five had endured the agony of German prison camps. One had received the Medal of Honor. Several had nearly lost their lives bailing out of their burning bombers. The memories they relate, some good and many bad, will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Thankfully, some of those memories have been unlocked and make the story of Alabama Bomber Boys possible.
Price: 21.00 USD

A Third Life, A Novel, G. Owen McGinnis

11 A Third Life, A Novel
G. Owen McGinnis
(2006), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 324 pp, Heritage Books
This extensively researched historical novel is a blend of oral tradition and historical fact. It explores a moral dilemma for a farm family struggling to survive reconstruction in northeast Alabama in 1870. Dr. McGinnis’ vivid portrayal of the land, the people and the period will allow readers to see the surroundings and hear the words of a different time. Do we give away the plot and tell readers about the terrible decision the family has to make? Do we say that in the middle of the book the protagonist finds his nation is lost, his right arm is gone, and he is five hundred miles from home? Instead, we will let the reader be transported by a story where the tragedy and struggle of a family and a nation walk hand in hand with intense love and its power to heal.
Price: 35.50 USD

First Alabama Cavalry, USA: Homage to Patriotism, Glenda McWhirter Todd

12 First Alabama Cavalry, USA: Homage to Patriotism
Glenda McWhirter Todd
(1999), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 442 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Microcopy Number 276 of the National Archives Microfilm Publications contains 10 rolls of microfilm which include the compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to the First Regiment of Alabama Cavalry. This regiment is the only organization of Union troops from Alabama for which the National Archives has separate compiled service records, except those organizations redesignated as US Colored Troops. These men not only fought in the Civil War, but fought for what they believed in. Many of the men in the First Cavalry lived in Northwest Alabama and did not approve of the secession. However, living in the South, they were unable to speak out against it. Many of these men had to travel long distances to avoid being captured by Confederate soldiers and branded as traitors to join the Union Army. The text includes: reports from the field; a chapter on General William Tecumseh Sherman; some National Cemeteries and places of death of the First Alabama Cavalry Union Soldiers; the combat diary of Sgt. Maj. Francis Wayland Dunn; camp-fire chats between the men and a roster of soldiers in the regiment. The roster is alphabetized and includes the following information on each soldier: name, age, residence, family information, and what happened to them during the war, along with biographical information, photographs and many other interesting facts. A bibliography and a fullname index are also included.
Price: 36.50 USD

The WPA Guide to 1930s Alabama, Harvey H. Jackson III

13 The WPA Guide to 1930s Alabama
Harvey H. Jackson III
584 pages, paperback / softcover, University of Alabama Press
A fascinating time capsule, this classic guide captures Alabama at a critical moment in its history between the Great Depression and World War II and its aftermath.
The WPA guide to Alabama provides a unique snapshot of 1930s Alabama life and culture. Like the other state guides in the WPA's American Guide Series, it features essays on history, economy, people, folkways, education, and other characteristics of the state, as well as general information about the towns and cities. Fifteen suggested automobile tours encourage visitors and residents to explore every corner of the state, from the Gulf Coast to the Black Belt and the Tennessee Valley, from bayous to farmlands to mountain gorges.
When it was first published in 1941, the guide went far to dispel the myth of an Alabama consisting only of cotton fields, magnolias, and plantation houses by highlighting the vibrant university life in Tuscaloosa, the modern industrial activity in Birmingham, the informality of politics in Montgomery, the cultural diversity in Alabama's port city, Mobile, and the small town life in Huntsville before it became home to the space industry. The book includes a calendar of annual events, census data, and a wealth of information useful to the traveling public of the time and enlightening to readers today. The guide lists radio stations, buses, railroads, and highways as they existed before the advent of television, interstates, and malls.
Harvey Jackson's fascinating introduction assesses the guide as a historical document and recounts the involved and sometimes controversial process by which it was researched and written. Project directors struggled to make the guide palatable to its public while still addressing such issues as poverty and race relations and recognizing the state's diversity and its rich folk culture. The result makes for compelling reading for general readers and historians alike.

About Author
Harvey H. Jackson III is Professor of History at Jacksonville State University. His books include Rivers of History: Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama and Putting Loafing Stream to Work: The Building of Lay, Mitchell, Martin, and Jordan Dams, 1910-1929, both published by The University of Alabama Press.

"How this volume was compiled and edited and how for a generation it came to be the definitive interpretation of the state's past are detailed in Harvey Jackson's sensitive introduction to this reprint. The story tells much about the people of Alabama and their perceptions of the state and its history. The WPA Guide to 1930s Alabama evokes the time of its compilation and helps us understand this era. It is a must for the bookshelves of Alabama's citizens, and Jackson's introduction is invaluable to understanding the full significance of the Guide to the state's history."—Leah Rawls Atkins, Auburn University
Price: 24.95 USD



14 CD: Alabama, Volume 1
HB Archives
2000, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 1800 pp, Heritage Books
Electronic image reprints of the following:* History Of Clarke County, Alabama - John Simpson Graham (1923). Rich in biographical sketches, lists of soldiers and civil officers.* Colonial Mobile: An Historical Study, Largely From Original Sources Of The Alabama-Tombigbee Basin And The Old South West From The Discovery Of The Spiritu Santo In 1519 Until The Demolition Of Fort Charlotte In 1821 - Peter J. Hamilton, A.M. (1910). A very detailed history of the Mobile, Alabama, area.* Revolutionary Soldiers In Alabama: Being a List of Names Compiled from Authentic Sources, of Soldiers of the American Revolution, who Resided in the State of Alabama - Thomas M. Owen (1911). A compilation of brief biographical sketches.* Early Settlers Of Alabama, with Notes and Genealogies - Col. James Edmonds Saunders and Elizabeth Saunders Blair Stubbs (1899). Collection of genealogies and biographical sketches published as newspaper articles 1880-1899 and genealogies of nearly 100 Alabama families.* Cemetery Records Of Greene County, Alabama, And Of Related Areas: The Journal of Mrs. Mary Marshall - O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese (1980). Includes inscriptions for forty-seven.
Price: 28.00 USD



15 Lower Piedmont Country: The Uplands of the Deep South
Herman C. Nixon
296 pages, paperback, University of Alabama Press

Price: 19.95 USD

The Seventeenth Alabama Infantry: A Regimental History and Roster, Illene D. Thompson and Wilbur E. Thompson

16 The Seventeenth Alabama Infantry: A Regimental History and Roster
Illene D. Thompson and Wilbur E. Thompson
2001, 5½x8½, paper, index, 502 pp, Heritage Books
This work provides a remarkable account of the involvement of the 17th Alabama Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. The 17th Regiment was organized September 5, 1861, at Montgomery, Alabama. The 17th was mustered into the Confederate Army with a full regiment of ten companies and approximately 900 men. This book explores personal aspects of the soldiers as well as their reactions to events surrounding them. Much of their story is told using their own words, where available, from diaries, letters and military reports. Descriptions of the following military assignments are included: the coastal defense duties in Pensacola, the bloodbath at Shiloh, coastal defense at Mobile, the Battle of Atlanta, the Battle of Franklin and the Battle of Nashville. The appendices list a roster for the entire regiment with over 2,800 names, from each of the ten companies, listed in alphabetical order. Individual entries in the roster include: date and location of enlistment, disease, injury, capture and imprisonment, and discharge or parole. Date and location of birth, death and burial are listed, if known. A medical glossary and casualty lists can also be found in the appendices. This work includes a bibliography and a combined fullname and subject index.
Price: 39.00 USD

Early Settlers of Alabama with Notes and Genealogies, James Edmonds Saunders

17 Early Settlers of Alabama with Notes and Genealogies
James Edmonds Saunders
(1899), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 584 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The book opens with a selection of correspondence that will acquaint readers with James Edmonds Saunders. The first section of this book contains recollections of the early settlers of north Alabama; touching on a wide variety of topics and numerous individuals. The second portion of the book, by Mrs. Elizabeth Saunders Blair Stubbs (the author's granddaughter), is devoted to Notes and Genealogies on the following families: Banks, Bankhead, Bibb, Billups, Blair, Cantzon, Clay, Coleman, Cox, Du Bose, Dudley, Dunn, Elliott, Flint, Foster, Fry, Gholson, Goode, Gray, Harris, Hill, Hopkins, Lanier, Ligon, Lowe, Manning, Maclin, McGehee, Maury, Moore, Oliver, O'Neal, Phelan, Poellnitz, Ray, Richardson, Saunders, Shelton, Sherrod, Shorter, Speed, Swoope, Tait, Taliaferro, Thompson, Tillman, Urquhart, Walthall, Watkins, Webb, Weeden, Wells, White, Withers, Wyatt, Yates, Young, and others. A full name plus subject index adds to the value of this work.
Price: 44.00 USD

Those Gallant Men of the Twenty-Eighth Alabama Confederate Infantry Regiment, James H. Walker and Robert Curren

18 Those Gallant Men of the Twenty-Eighth Alabama Confederate Infantry Regiment
James H. Walker and Robert Curren
(1997), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 398 pp, Heritage Books
The authors provide a thorough listing of 1,648 men who belonged to the 28th Alabama Confederate Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, and vividly describe the gallant men's lives before, during and after the conflict. The regiment was composed of ten companies of men, recruited from eight central Alabama counties: Blount, Dallas, Jefferson, Marshall, Perry, Shelby, Talladega and Walker. Some of the men were from plantations in the wealthy "black belt" region of Alabama, while others were from poor "one mule farms" from the hill country of the state. This work includes the diary of Captain Isaac McAdory, who recorded the day-by-day activities of the regiment and its participation in seven major battles and numerous skirmishes from the time of its organization in 1862 until its surrender in 1865. One of the strangest occurrences in modern military history was to fall upon the regiment when General Braxton Bragg had two of its members assassinated by firing squad for going AWOL. By the time the Civil War ended, 529 men from this regiment had been hospitalized, 395 had become prisoners of war, and 403 had lost their lives in battle. The first third of the book gives the background and organizational history of the regiment and a photograph of its battle flag of silk, designed by the renowned artist Nicola Marshall, who also designed the original Confederate battle flag. The bulk of the book is an appendix which summarizes the men's service records, and hospital and death records, and presents a glossary of medical terms, biographical sketches, and census records of many of their families. An everyname index completes the work. As a historian and genealogist, James Walker has presented a work from which researchers, historians and Civil War buffs will greatly benefit, while getting to know the remarkable men, those gallant men, of the 28th Alabama Confederate Infantry Regiment.
Price: 33.00 USD

Up Before Daylight: Life Histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939, James S. Brown

19 Up Before Daylight: Life Histories from the Alabama Writers' Project, 1938-1939
James S. Brown
280 pages, University of Alabama Press
These compelling accounts of hard times and hard work reveal human courage, dignity, and resilience from a generation that endured the Great Depression.

One achievement of the 1930s Federal Writers' Project was its ambitious collection of life histories based on interviews with southern workers and farmers. For Up before Daylight James Seay Brown chose 28 of the more than 100 accounts from throughout Alabama as a rich sampling--from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast and from cities as well as rural regions. First published in 1982, Up before Daylight is now available in a reprint edition containing a revised preface by the editor and a new foreword by Alabama historian Wayne Flynt.

About Author
James Seay Brown, Jr., is Professor of History at Samford University. Wayne Flynt is Distinguished University Professor at Auburn University.

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book for 1983-1984

"A much needed slice of life from the past, it is peoples' history--our history. Suitable for libraries of all types."—CHOICE

"These 28 stories effectively capture so much about the speech, experiences, world views, and aspirations of their subjects that they leave us with a profound appreciation of the individuals whose words we read and of the harsh realities they faced."—Humanities in the South
Price: 19.95 USD

Alabama Bible Records, Jeannette Holland Austin

20 Alabama Bible Records
Jeannette Holland Austin
(1987, 2000), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 430 pp, Heritage Books
This collection of 249 Alabama Bible records, and 7,344 names in the index, contains an itemized list of the births, marriages, and deaths found in approximately 256 family Bibles. The collection spans a period stretching from the early 1700s to the 1900s and because of this range and diversity should be of assistance to the researcher of Alabama families.
Price: 34.00 USD

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