I am not exactly new here but haven't posted much here. I was recently banned from another board simply for questioning the hypocrisy in the way the board was moderated. After being told that I should never expect fairness there I was banned. So here I am. I wish this board was as active as that one but I've enjoyed reading the posts here so far. I am researching the 58th Alabama for a possible book and need a sounding board for ideas and hopefully some connections for my research. Thanks,
I have all the microfilm on every soldier in the regiment. I've received copies of a few letters from some ancestors. There is a diary by the Colonel John W. Inzer but it has many gaps in it. I have copies of every time they are mentioned in the ORs. I have a recollection by one of its members (probably one of the most informative things I have read). I have a picture of the flag issued in 1864 but I can't find anything on what they might have used prior to then. I have no idea what kind of flag they had at Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain or what they flew while they were the 9th Battalion. I have a few other bits and pieces of letters from soldiers from sister regiments also. I have a couple of articles about them from Confederate Veteran and several letters and things written after the war that I found in the State Archives. I just recently saw where Emory university has 22 letters from three soldiers that served in the 58th. Can't wait to get to see them!! I'm probably forgetting something but I always seem to want more. The more info I find the more I want and more questions seem to arise.
Old North State wrote: "The more info I find the more I want and more questions seem to arise."
That's always the nature of good research. Wishing you continued good luck with yours.
Thank you very much. There are four things I would like to find (if possible) and see. One that i know is possilbe is my church's ledgers. Several of my church's members were in the 58th Alabama and we have the ledgers and conference minutes all the way from the beginning in 1833. I have requested to see them but haven't gotten to see them yet. Number 2 is a complete diary from a soldier in the 58th if one even exists. Third is some kind of requisition form or reciept that tells what weapons might have been issued at a certain time or number 4, perhaps what clothing was issued and what depot it might have came from at a certain time. Again not sure if these exist either. I've found requisitions in the officer's microfilm forms but nothing specific. But thanks again for the "good luck".