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Census or enumeration of confederate soldiers residing in Alabama - county registers, 1907-1908.

Author: Alabama. Department of Archives and History
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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This series of sixty-seven county enumeration registers was authorized by House bill No. 1206, approved by the Ala. Legislature, 1907 Aug. 8 to establish a permanent alphabetical record with the intent that every Confederate survivor of the War of Secession then residing in Ala. whether he served in the Army or Navy of the Confederate State of America or in any of the organizations of the state of their residence
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Genre/Form: History
Registers
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Alabama. Department of Archives and History
OCLC Number: 122537876
Description: 6 cubic ft. (69 volumes)

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This series of sixty-seven county enumeration registers was authorized by House bill No. 1206, approved by the Ala. Legislature, 1907 Aug. 8 to establish a permanent alphabetical record with the intent that every Confederate survivor of the War of Secession then residing in Ala. whether he served in the Army or Navy of the Confederate State of America or in any of the organizations of the state of their residence from 1861 to 1865, whether as officers, enlisted men, militia or home guards for local defense or in any other military or naval capacity. The county tax assessors were charged with the census duty to enroll every Confederate survivor whether the veteran saw service from Ala. or some other state. (Acts 1907, Reg. Sess., No. 697, pp. 637-638).

A preliminary questionnaire was used, styled "Form 14: Census or Enumeration of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama, 1907" and when completed, the forms were alphabetically arranged by name, and entered into two permanent record books with instructions as to careful transcriptions, comparison, verification and certification by the tax assessor. The original record book was given into the custody of the judge of probate of its respective county, and the second volume and Forms 14 were remitted to the care of the Director of the Ala. Dept. of Archives and History for permanent preservation.

The information required was: full name of the veteran, present post office (place of residence), was born on (date), at (place), in county of (name), in state of (name); first entered service as (rank), on (date) at(place, on [date]), in the (command: company, regiment, etc.), and continued (date, and whether captured, discharged, transferred or paroled with the places of same); re-enlisted as (rank) on (date), at (place), in the (command: company, regiment, etc.), and continued until (details of termination of service, i.e., paroled, surrendered, etc.). Other forms of service and facts of his having been conscript, staff or ordnance officer, member of home guards, escort or reserve company, etc., were to be noted in brief.

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