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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 04:42 pm
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Found a guy in the family tree that served in the 10th Alabama Infantry. I have been doing online research on the regiment. Does anyone know of a detailed book on the 10th Alabama?



 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 06:16 pm
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The only one I can bring up through the Worldcat database is "The Tenth Alabama Infantry Regiment in the Confederate States Army" by Ira Harrison Weissinger. Its a bit dated (1961) but its the only book I can see on the whole regiment. There is also a memoir from Company D (A Personal Account of the 10th Alabama Regiment, Co. "D" during the Civil War by Bailey George McClelen) and an old (1937) book on Company G (Company G of the Tenth Alabama Regiment during the War Between the States by Irene King). The problem I see with these however, is that they appear to be very hard to get a hold of. Hope that helps though!

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2012 11:06 pm
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Mark...I tend to like the old books better. Especially the ones from the 1890s....that was the vets were really cranking out the regimental histories.



 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2012 01:39 am
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I agree BHR62. I will take anything from the Vets themselves over anything new. There are alot of newer books I like, but there is just something special in the telling, from someone you know was there.



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very true Pender...I like that feeling that they are telling you personally the story.  My dad grew up in the 30's (I was a late in life baby...stuff happens) and told me how a Civil War vet told him stories of charging up Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, and Kennesaw Mountain etc. 

 

Thanks Mark for the book titles...I will give them a look and see if I can find them online or at Amazon.  My ancestor was in Company C of the 10th Alabama.  From what I've read online he had a really exciting Civil War that is for sure.

Last edited on Sat Mar 10th, 2012 02:18 am by BHR62



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