Unionists in the Heart of Dixie: 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV, Volume V, Supplement A


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 for some of the soldiers. Each volume features numerous pictures of some of the soldiers, which in many cases include some of their family members. Each volume is also enhanced by Civil War sketches drawn by artist, Joe Harper, descendant of Private Joseph Harper. Information continues to pour in, so this series will be extended by supplemental volumes.

The first supplement in this series is Volume V: Supplement A, which is indexed. Supplemental volumes include information that was received too late to be included in the original four-volume series, additional information on some of the soldiers listed in the first four volumes of the series, and possibly corrections that might have been made about the soldiers’ families in the first four volumes. The original four volumes are divided alphabetically, and arranged by the surnames of soldiers. In addition to the information on the soldiers who served in the 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV and their families, this volume includes information on the regiment, prisons, Civil War physicians, battles and many other stories about the Civil War. This volume features Free State Civil War Events and the Jasper Raid; Sixty-six Soldiers Who Died at Nashville, Tennessee; a transcript of Josiah Wilson’s Civil War diary; a list of soldiers in the First Alabama Cavalry (listed by company); a list of soldiers who enlisted in the First Alabama Cavalry before 1 August 1862; and much more. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.

Glenda McWhirter Todd

2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 192 pp.

ISBN: 9780788456480