Unionists in the Heart of Dixie: 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV, Volume III


This series of books includes the most extensive collection of records and information ever published on the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV and its soldiers. The author has transcribed all of the military records, including muster rolls, on each of the soldiers, and in some cases, a transcription of pension records. Southern Claims are included on some of the soldiers. Each volume includes numerous pictures of some of the soldiers, as well as several Civil War sketches drawn by artist, Joe Harper, descendant of Private Joseph Harper. Unionists in the Heart of Dixie, Volume III of this series of books includes the surnames of soldiers beginning with N through S. It examines the reasons why the soldiers from Alabama, and other southern states, supported their country by fighting for the Union; describes the Unionist “Leave-Aloners,” who wanted to be left alone but were forced to choose a side; and provides accounts of Cahaba, Libby, and Andersonville Prisons.

This volume also covers Civil War foot soldiers, Civil War uniforms, first enlistees of the 1st Alabama Cavalry (US Volunteers) who were immediately sent to Nashville, Tennessee and were assigned to the 1st Middle Tennessee Cavalry, US, which later became the 5th Tennessee. It includes information on the battles of Stone’s River, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Day’s Gap, in Alabama; the USS Sultana; John R. Phillips (after the war); headquarters of the 1st Alabama Cavalry Volunteers, Moulton, Alabama, August 21, 1865; and Civil War hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee. The questions most often asked of the author have been: “Who were these men? Why did they fight for the Union? What happened to them during and after the war?” The author has attempted to answer these questions; however, it is not known when some of the soldiers later died.

Glenda McWhirter Todd

2013, 8½x11, paper, 430 pp.

ISBN: 9780788454899