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Monday, February 6, 2012

2010, Alabama, 1st Congressional District Election Results.

Joe Bonner (Republican) - 129, 063 // Winner of the Election
David Walter (Constitution Party) - 29, 357
The Democratic Party did not run a Candidate for this Congressional Seat.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Paul M. Sanguinetti, Last Living Confederate Soldier in Montgomery County, Alabama.

Paul M. Sanguinetti (born 1846, of Italian descent, in what is now France. He died on November 24th, 1940. His parents were Andrew Sanguinetti and Maria Francisco) was the last living Confederate Soldier on the Pension Roll for Montgomery County, Alabama, in 1940. He served first as a Drummer, in the 19th Virginia Infantry in April 1862 and later re-enlisted as a Private in Company K, of the 19th Virginia Infantry, in April 1863. He surrendered with the Army Northern Virginia.  He attended the last Reunion of the Blue and the Grey, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1938. The State Archives of Alabama has 2 photographs of him, in their collection.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jonathan Goodron McDaniel, Last Confederate Soldier, of Bibb County, Alabama.

The last Confederate Soldier still living and receiving a Confederate Pension, in Bibb County, Alabama was Jonathan Goodron. McDaniel. He appears on the last State Confederate Pension Roll which is dated August 15, 1940. He served as a Private in Company K, 62nd Alabama Infantry. He was born on December 9th, 1848, in Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama and enlisted on April 9th, 1864. He also appears in the Alabama Confederate Census, of 1921.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cheaha Mountain, Highest Point In Alabama.

Cheaha Mountain is the Highest Point in Alabama. It is located in Cleburne County, Alabama and is 2413 Feet High (735 Meters).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Semmes, Alabama becomes the Newest City in the State.

Semmes, Alabama yesterday officially became the newest City in the State of Alabama. They are Alabamas' 461st City. The first Mayor of Semmes is Judy Hale.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

1st Alabama Infantry, (Confederate).

This was the first regiment organized under the act of the State legislature authorizing the enlistment of troops for twelve months. The companies rendezvoused at Pensacola in February and March 1861, and about the 1st of April organized by the election of regimental officers. Transferred to the army of the Confederate States soon after, it remained on duty at Pensacola for a year. It was chiefly occupied in manning the batteries and took part in the bombardments of November 23, and January 1, 1862. A detachment was in the night fight on Santa Rosa Island. Being the oldest regiment in the Confederate service, it was first called on to re-enlist for the war, at the end of the first year, and seven of the companies did so. Ordered to Tennessee, the regiment, 1000 strong, reached Island Ten March 12, 1862. In the severe conflict there, all but a remnant of the regiment were captured. Those who escaped were organized into a battalion, which was part of the garrision at Fort Pillow, and afterwards fought at Corinth. Those captured were exchanged in September, and the regiment rendezvoused at Jackson, Miss., having lost 150 by death in prison, 150 by casualties since and during the siege of Island Ten. At once ordered to Port Hudson, they participated in the privations of that siege. They were captured, after losing 150 killed and wounded. The privates were paroled and the officers kept in prison till the peace. The men were exchanged in the fall, and joined Gen. Johnston in Mississippi, 610 strong. The regiment was then at Mobile and Pollard, and joined Gen. Johnston at Alatoona. In Cantey's brigade, it fought at New Hope, and was afterwards transferred to the brigade of Gen. Quarles, in which it served till the end. It participated at Kennesa, and lost considerably at Peach Tree Creek. In the terrible assault on the enemy's lines at Atlanta, July 28, the regiment won fresh renown, but lost half of its force in killed and wounded. Moving with Hood into Tennessee, it again lost very heavily at Franklin and Nashville. Transferred to North Carolina, it took part at Averysboro and Bentonville, and about 100 men surrendered at Goldsboro. Upwards of 3000 names were on its rolls at different times during the war, including the companies that did not re-enlist. (This Unit History was written by Willis Brewer and appears in his book titled "Alabama : Her History, Resources, War Record and Public Men From 1540 to 1872").

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

World War One Dead from Chilton County, Alabama (Part 3 of 3).

21) Corb Driver
22) William R. Plott
23) Jim Wyatt
24) John M. Burnett
25) John Robert Roper
26) Alvin Jones
27) Arnold McDowell
28) Leon Popwell
29) Otis Hutson
30) Warren Franklin
31) John Thomas Wyatt

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

World War One Dead from Chilton County, Alabama (Part 2 of 3).

Continued from Part 1

11) Rufus C. Calloway
12) Ernest C. Edwards
13) Perry S. Edwards
14) Nicholas A. Miner
15) William J. Boatfield
16) Riley M. Hayes
17) Hilary H. Huggins
18) Bill Boykin
19) George P. Mattison
20) Walter Caton

Monday, April 11, 2011

World War One Dead from Chilton County, Alabama (Part 1 of 3).

The following men from Chilton County, Alabama died while serving in World War One, from Combat and or Illness.

1) Porter M. Plier
2) Robert L. Kirkland
3) Alonzo S. Shirley
4) Edward Sartor Stewart
5) Wayman Young
6) Thomas Boswell
7) Johnie M. Collum
8) Obie J. Lewis
9) Edward C. Sims
10) Enoch E. Smith

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Jean Geandreau, Forgotten American Revolutionary War French Soldier, and settler in the Olive and Vine Colony (Demopolis, Alabama).

Jean Geandreau (born August 20th, 1762, died August 17th, 1845) was born in St. Domingue (Haiti). he served among the French Troops in the Squadron of the Count of Ternay, on the French Ship "Le Neptune" between February 1780 and 1783. He was a supporter of the Emperor Napoleon and fled France in 1817 and was given 240 acres of land in the Vine and Olive Colony (Demopolis, Alabama). He eventually moved to Mobile, Alabama. He was married to Marie Louisa Merel (daughter of Pierre Merel and Catherine Roubert) and they had Jean Geandreau Jr. who married Margaret Clair Girard on December 12th, 1828, in Mobile. They had a total of 4 children including William A. Geandreau who died in 1864 while serving in the Confederate Army and a daughter named Mary Margaret Geandreau (born June 25th, 1833, died January 28th, 1906 in Monroe County, Alabama). She married Joseph Waring Bass. // Jean Geandreau died in Mobile, Alabama in 1845 and was buried here.


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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Head Coaches of the University of Alabama Football Team, from 1892 to 1902.

1) E. B. Beaumont - 1892
2) Eli Abbott - 1893-1895
3) Otto Wagonhurst - 1896
4) Allen McCants - 1897

The University did not field a team
for the 1898 Season

5) W. A. Martin - 1899
6) M. Griffin - 1900
7) M. H. Harvey - 1901
8) Eli Abbott - 1902

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jefferson Davis named "Provisional President of the Confederate States of America, in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1861.

Jefferson Davis was named "Provisional President" of the Confederate States of America, on this date (February 9th, 1861), in 1861. He was Officially Inaugurated on February 18th, 1861, in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Alabama secedes from the Union, in 1861 (and Secession Flag of Alabama).

The State of Alabama officially seceded from the Union, on January 11th, 1861. The Flag above is the Alabama Secession Flag.


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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

State of Alabama, Official State Bird.

The Official State Bird of Alabama is the Yellowhammer (Emberiza Citrinella).

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Confederate General James Cantey, born on this day in 1818.

James Cantey was born on December 30th, 1818 in South Carolina and later moved with his family to Russell County, Alabama. He served in the Mexican War where he was severly wounded and also served as the Colonel of the 15th Alabama Infantry. He was promoted to Brigadier General on January 8th, 1863and surrendered on April 26th, 1865. He died on June 30th, 1874 and is buried at Ft. Mitchell, Alabama. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Benton, in 1858.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Sons of Spanish American War Veterans, Cuba Libre Camp #172, GOODSEARCH and GOODSHOP Toolbar.

The Sons of Spanish American War Veterans, Cuba Libre Camp #172, earns money (a penny a search) when you use GoodSearch to search the web and we get a small percentage of anything you buy online (you pay the same price, we get paid via the companies) by using GoodShop to shop online. Support us and our eventual goal of building a "Spanish American War Museum and Archives" (which would sadly be the ONLY one of its kind in the United States). Help us help preserve the History and Memories of all our Brave Troops, as well as helping preserve United States, Cuban, Puerto Rican and Philippine History between 1898 and 1902.  I know that a penny doesnt seem like much money BUT we can use every penny we can get, to make this dream come true, help us by downloading and using the toolbar >  Http://

Monday, November 15, 2010

New "Rosales' History of The South" Radio Show Episode.

I did a new episode of the "Rosales' History of The South" Radio Show and spoke about 3 Hispanic men from Alabama, two of which were Confederate Officers. You can listen to the show (it is 15 minutes long) by clicing on the Radio Player on the right hand  side of the blog. I hope you enjoy it !!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Israel Pickens, 3rd Governor of Alabama, 1821-1825.

Israel Pickens (born January 30th, 1780, died April 24th, 1827) served as the 3rd Governor of Alabama from 1821-1825. He also served as Senator briefly in 1826. He died in Matanzas, Cuba where he had moved due to ill health and his body was shipped back to Alabama and buried at a family cemetery, in Hale County. His body was later moved to City Cemetery, in Greensboro, Alabama, where it rests today. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Population of Huntsville, Alabama, Federal Census of 1890.

The population of Huntsville, Alabama according to the Federal Census of 1890 was 7,995.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Semmes, Alabama votes to Incorporate.

Semmes, Alabama (located in Mobile, County) voted yesterday to Incorporate. The vote was 431 in favor and 151 against (minus a handful of absentee ballots). Semmes has a population of over 2000 residents and will become the State of Alabama's 461st Municipality.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Population of Huntsville, Alabama, 1860 Federal Census.

The total population of Huntsville, Alabama according to the 1860 Federal Census was 3,634.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Population of Huntsville, Alabama, 1850 Federal Census.

The population of Huntsville, Alabama, in 1850 according to the Federal Census was 2,863.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thomas Bibb, 2nd Governor of Alabama 1820-1821.

Thomas Bibb (born May 8th, 1783, died September 20th, 1839) served as the second Governor of Alabama from 1820-1821, after his brother William Wyatt Bibb who was the 1st Governor of Alabama passed away in 1820. Thomas Bibb was from Limestone County and had been born in Virginia. He was married to Pamelia Thompson.
Thomas Bibb is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery, in Huntsville, Alabama.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

List of Doctor's In Montgomery, Alabama in 1865.

The following were Doctor's in Montgomery, Alabama in 1865. (This list is incomplete)

1) William Baldwin
2) Abraham Gindrat
3) Samuel Norton
4) Samuel Seelye
5) Edward Semple
6) Job Weatherly

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Montgomery, Alabama Police Department, 1861-1865.

The Montgomery, Alabama Police Department was run during the War, by :

1) City Marshall - Isaac Maxwell (born 1823)

2) Deputy City Marshall - Thomas Reed

The Police Department consisted of between 12 and 16 Officer's and fluctuated during the war. The number of Officers fluctuated up and down due to some of them being drafted into the Confederate Army. The Police Department was assisted by the Military Provost Guard, as well as the City (Home Guard ) Militia.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Montgomery, Alabama Fire Department Chief 1861-1865.

The Montgomery Fire Department Chief Engineer, during the war was James Stow. He was also a local Montgomery business man and served as Chief from 1861 to 1865.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Founding of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Montgomery, Alabama 1834.

Saint Peter's Catholic Church in Montgomery, Alabama dates back to 1831 when Edward Hanrick donated land for a Catholic Church on the corner of Lawrence and Adam Streets. The actual Church was dedicated by Bishop Michael Portier, of Mobile, on April 25th, 1834. The first Priest of the Parish was Father Cholon. (I am looking for the first and middle name of Father Colon, or if not his first and middle initials, if you know what it was please send me an email. Thank You / Gracias).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Population of Alabama, Federal Census of 1820.

The total population of Alabama according to the Federal Census of 1820, was composed of 127,901 people.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Population of Alabama, Federal Census of 1870.

The population of Alabama, as per the Federal Census of 1870, was listed at 996,992 people.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Population of Alabama, Federal Census of 1860.

The population of the State of Alabama, according to the Federal Census of 1860, was 964,201.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Population of Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama, in 1860.

The population of Mobile, Alabama was approx. 29,258 as per the United States Census, in 1860, while the population for Montgomery, Alabama was approx. 8,843.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Justice of The Peace, Washington County, Alabama 1856.

The Justice of The Peace in Washington County, Alabama in 1856 was Jonathan D. Parker.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Justice of The Peace, Washington County, Alabama 1849.

Thomas S. Parker served as Justice of The Peace, in Washington County, Alabama, in 1849.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mobile River Commission, 1898.

The Office of The Mobile River Commission was located at the City of Mobile Municipal Office's. The following individual's composed the Commission :
President - J. Curtis Bush
Member's - George E. Sage, Samuel Brown, Edwin B. Kirkbride and Robert T. Ervin
Clerk - Louis de V. Chaudron
Engineer - David M. N. Ross
Attorney - S. Palmer Gaillard

Monday, April 5, 2010

Steamship Service from New Orleans, Louisiana to Mobile, Alabama 1861.

There was a daily steamship service which ran from New Orelans to Mobile, in 1861 (and prior). It arrived daily at Mobile around noon and returned to New Orleans by the late afternoon.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Limestone County, 11th County Organized in Alabama, 1818.

Limestone County, Alabama was organized on February 6th, 1818. It was named after Limestone Creek. The County Seat is Athens.

Friday, March 26, 2010

William Wyatt Bibb, 1st Governor of the State of Alabama, 1819-1820.

William Wyatt Bibb (born October 2nd, 1781-died July 10th, 1820) was the first Governor of the State of Alabama. He was born in Amelia County, Virginia. He later moved to Georgia and then to Alabama. He died in Office when he fell from his horse, and suffered internal injuries. Bibb County, Alabama is named in his honor. // He was married to Mary Freeman.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Clarke County, 4th County Organized in Alabama, 1812.

Clarke County was the 4th County established in Alabama, on December 10th, 1812. It was named in honor of Major General John Clarke (born February 28th, 1766-died October 12th, 1832) of Georgia. The County Seat is Grove Hill.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Alabama Territory, 1817-1819.

The Alabama Territory was formed from the Mississippi Territory on March 3rd, 1817 and existed until December 14th, 1819. It then became the State of Alabama, as the 22nd State admitted to the Union. William Wyatt Bibb (born on October 2nd, 1781-died July 10th, 1820) served as the only Governor of the Alabama Territory (he was appointed by President James Monroe) and as first Governor of the State of Alabama. The Capital of  The Alabama Territory was located at St. Stephens, on the Tombigbee River. 

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Soldier's From Alabama Awarded "The Distinguished Service Cross" During World War One (Part 2 of Roster).

The following men from Alabama all recieved the "Distinguished Service Cross" during World War One. They all served in the 167th U.S. Infantry, 42nd Division :
16) Grady Parrish - Sgt. Company G, (of Daleville, Alabama)
17) William S. Pitts - Private Company M, (of Anniston, Alabama)
18) Sampson Richards - Colonel (of Montgomery, Alabama)
19) Clair C. Roberts - 2nd Lt. (of Altoona, Alabama)
20) Gary A. Roberts - Corporal Company B, (of Hurricane, Alabama)
21) Mitchell J. Seale - Sgt. Company K, (of Birmingham, Alabama)
22) Amos Teske - Corporal Company D, (of Coal Valley, Alabama)
23) Robert N. Thornton - Corporal Company I, (of Central, Alabama)
24) Lee A. Wadsworth - Sgt. Company G, (of Mulberry, Alabama)
25) John B. Walters - Private Company F, (of Attala, Alabama)
26) James H. West - Sgt. Company F, (of Hokes Bluff, Alabama)
27) Homer Whited - Corporal Company D, (of Bessemer, Alabama)
28) Alton P. Wood - 2nd Lt. (of Boston, Alabama)
29) Edward R. Wren - 2nd Lt. (of Talladega, Alabama)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Soldier's From Alabama Awarded "The Distinguised Service Cross" During World War One (Part 1 of Roster).

The following soldier's from Alabama (all from the 167th U.S. Infantry, 42nd Division) were awarded the Distinguised Service Cross, during World War One :
1) Ralph Atkinson - Sgt. Headquarter's Company (of Montgomery, Alabama).
2) Moses E. Baldwin - Corporal Company G, (of  Midland, Alabama).
3) Bill Brown - Sgt. Company G, (of Ozark, Alabama).
4) Curn Christenberry - Private Company L, (of Lauderville, Alabama).
5) Ary A. Duke - Private Company H, (of Dozier, Alabama).
6) Robert Espy - 1st Lt. Company B, ( of Abbeville, Alabama).
7) Thomas Fallaw - Captain Company I, (of Opelika, Alabama).
8) Linnie Fillingem - Private Company H, (of Victoria, Alabama).
9) Norman Gentry - Private Company G, (of Huntsville, Alabama).
10) Varner Hall - Sgt. Company D, (of Birmingham, Alabama).
11) Ben Hoper - Private Company F, (of Huntsville, Alabama).
12) Edgar H. Freeman - Corporal Company D, (of Huntsville, Alabama).
13) Charles S. Mass - Corporal Company F, (of Selma, Alabama).
14) Jack Milner W. - Sgt. Company H. (of Alexander City, Alabama).
15) Ravee Norris - Major (of Birmingham, Alabama).

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Soldier's From Alabama Awarded the French "Croix de Guerre" (French War Cross) during World War One.

The following men from Alabama were awarded the "Croix De Guerre" (French War Cross) by the French Government during World War One :

1) Crawford Ables - Private 167th U.S. Infantry (of Gadsen, Alabama).
2) George W. Burt - Corporal 167th U.S. Infantry (of  Montgomery, Alabama).
3) Ollie Fenn - Corporal Company E, 167th U.S. Infantry (of Hartselle, Alabama).
4) Edgar H. Freeman - Corporal Company D, 167th U.S. Infantry (of Huntsville, Alabama). 
5) Varner Hall - Sgt. Company D, 167th U.S. Infantry (of Birmingham, Alabama).
6) Scott Hughes - Corporal 167th U.S. Infantry (of Marion, Alabama).
7) Amos Teske - Corporal Company D, 167th U.S. Infantry (of Coal Valley, Alabama).
8) James H. West - Sgt. Company F, 167th U.S. Infantry (of Hokes Bluff, Alabama).
9) Homer Whited - Corporal Company D, 167th U.S. Infantry (Bessemer, Alabama).
10) Rush P. Wynn - Corporal 167th U.S. Infantry (of Montgomery, Alabama).

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sidney Manning, Medal of Honor Winner, World War One.

Sidney Manning, pictured at left, of Flomaton, Alabama was awarded the Medal of Honor, during World War One. He was born on July 17th, 1892, in Butler County, Alabama. He served as a Corporal in Company G, 167th United States Infantry, 42nd Division. He earned the Medal for Heroic action's while in combat near Breauvannes, France, on the Ourcq River, on July 28th, 1918. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bank of Mobile, Founded in 1818.

The Bank of Mobile was founded in 1818. It's first President was Addin Lewis.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Confederate Mayor's of Mobile, Alabama 1861-1865.

John Forsyth served as Mayor in 1861.
Robert H. Slough served as Mayor from 1862-1865.