Category: Alabama Archives and History

Alabama Archives and History

Digital Alabama brings you stories from Alabama’s past as we dig into the records archived at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. These records have been preserved for over a century and Digital Alabama seeks out particularly interesting tidbits of information for your reading enjoyment.

All Alabamaians owe a great deal of gratitude to the chroniclers and travelers of Alabama’s past from which we inheritied an expanse of knowledge of our history. These writiers include, Ruby Pickens Tartt, Albert James Pickett, Mary Morgan Keipp, Maria Howard Weeden, William Bartram, Albert Samuel Gatschet, James Mooney and many others.

The Miracle of Mobile Bay

This story is not fiction. It is an amazing account of an episode in connection with the naval battle in Mobile bay, on August 5 1864, when the monitor Tecumseh was sunk in action. The names in the story, as told by Rear Admiral Goodrich, are real, and with the historic facts set forth are in the records of the great Civil war.

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