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Birmingham Alabama During the Civil War


Birmingham was not founded until  1871, after the U.S. Civil War, during the Reconstruction period. However, Alabama has an interesting history. During the Civil War, Montgomery, the state capital, was the capital of the Confederate States of America. Because of this, Montgomery is known as the "Cradle of the Confederacy." It is also the birthplace of the Confederate Constitution, and where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederacy in Alabama. In fact, because of the state's Civil War history and central location in the Deep South, Alabama is known as the "Heart of Dixie."


Another of Alabama's nicknames is the "Yellowhammer State." The state probably got this nickname because its Confederate troops placed yellow trimmings on their uniforms during the Civil War. Yellowhammers are birds with yellow patches under their wings.

Alabama Civil War Sites

  • Alabama Confederate Veterans [Burials, 1907 Census, more]


  • Alabama Counties and the Troops Raised There


  • Battles, Fights, and Skirmishes within Civil War Alabama:


  • Bibliography, Alabama During the Civil War


  • Civil War [Camps] or [Hospitals] in Alabama


  • Civil War Flags in Alabama [Regimental flag collection at ADAH] [Secession flag]


  • Genealogy of Alabama during the Civil War [Alabama GenWeb]


  • Historic Places within Civil War Alabama


  • Legislative History, Civil War Alabama [AL constitutions, historical timeline, archives, more]


  • Local Designations of Alabama Units [Company nicknames]


  • Maps of Civil War Alabama


  • Message Boards for Civil War Alabama


  • Muster rolls [Muster rolls via email] [Alabama links]


  • Naval ships, C.S., with relationships to Alabama (Alabama, Florida, Gaines, Hunley, Nashville, Tennessee) will be found at [Confederate States Navy]


  • Personalities in the Civil War, from Alabama


  • Prison Camps and Prisoners


  • Reenactor Groups, Alabama Units [Directory]


  • Regimental Histories of Alabama Units


  • Personal information cards, Civil War [Alabama soldiers, searchable list (partial)]


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