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|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Alabama. Department of Archives and History|
|Description:||6 cubic ft. (69 volumes)|
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.