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Negroes for Sale
An advertisement from the Vicksburg (MS) Register of Thursday, September 1, 1836, for the sale of 110 slaves, including 85 in Grenada, Mississippi and 25 from his residence near Florence, Alabama, which included "6 valuable house servants, and…
Eight Abolitionist Societies in Alabama in the 1830s.
1. Pages 87 and 92 of "Anti-Slavery Sentiment in the South; With Unpublished Letters from John Stuart Mill and Mrs. Stowe" by Stephen D. Weeks, Ph.D.
Concerning the existence of abolitionist societies in Northwest Alabama, Weeks writes:
Service Records of Private Anthony Brannon, Co H, 111th Infantry, United States Colored Troops (USCT)
Anthony Brannon (1843-1929), a son of Wilkins and Adline Brannon, one of about 30 men who served in USCT regiments from Lauderdale County, enlisted in Co H, 111th Infantry, United States Colored Troops when he was 20 years old.
Five feet eight…
Military Service Records of Private Miles Ingram, Co H, 110th Infantry, United States Colored Troops (USCT).
Miles Ingram (ca 1843-1890) was a slave of the Joseph Ingram plantation near Rogersville in Lauderdale County and a private in Co H, 111th Inf, United States Colored Troops (USCT). The 21 year-old, 5 feet 9 inches Ingram enlisted on February 20, 1864…
The Alabama Constitution of 1901
A Series of articles from the Florence Herald on the 1901 Alabama Constitutional Convention.
The True Issue
An April 4, 1861 Florence Gazette reprint of an earlier, Valley Sentinel (a newspaper from Virginia) article, arguing that the main issue behind Southern secession and the impending war was "abolition with the north or slavery with the south. There…
Nativism and Slavery: The Northern No-Nothings & the Politics of the 1850s.
“Know-Nothing” was the nickname given to the Native American Party, which was comprised of native-born white Protestant Americans who feared America was being overrun by German and Irish Roman Catholic immigrants whose chief allegiance was to the…
A Look at Mt. Zion
A History of Mt. Zion AME Church of Lauderdale County, AL compiled by member Mrs. Anita Cobb.
Ku Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction
The first in-depth, critical study of the Klan's origins since the 1970s, Ku Klux traces the Klan's origins to a group of six bored ex-Confederates in Pulaski, Tennessee in May or June of 1866, who wished to establish a secret society similar to the…
Felix and Mahala Lovelace Woods and Family.
A photo of Felix Woods and Family, ca. 1910.
Felix Woods (ca. 1852-aft. 1940) was a son of Lewis (ca. 1830-aft. 1880) and Louisa (ca. 1833-aft. 1880) Woods. In 1875 Felix was married to Mahala “Mahaley” Lovelace (ca.1854-1924).
The Woods lived…