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Collection Number: 02491

Collection Title: John Alston Norton Books, 1861-1865.

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Size 2 volumes
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Notes and selections from a scrapbook compiled by John Alston Norton of Montgomery, Ala. Notes include a list of Confederate states in the order in which they seceded from the Union, a handwritten copy of Alabama's secession document, names of Confederate Congress members, a summary of events leading up to the capture of Fort Sumter, and accounts of Civil War battles and casualties through April 1862. The information was apparently taken from newspaper accounts. There are particularly detailed accounts of the Battle of Fort Donelson by Brigadier General Pillow; the naval battle at Hampton Roads; and women's sewing societies. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings with anecdotes about Confederate soldiers and reported atrocities of Union troops. There is also a long account of the Battle of Shiloh from the Alabama Advertiser.
Creator Norton, John Alston, b. 1845.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Alston Norton Books, #2491, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Originals returned to private owner in 1943.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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MICROFILM ONLY. Notes and selections from a scrapbook compiled by John Alston Norton of Montgomery, Ala. Notes include a list of Confederate states in the order in which they seceded from the Union, a handwritten copy of Alabama's secession document, names of Confederate Congress members, a summary of events leading up to the capture of Fort Sumter, and accounts of Civil War battles and casualties through April 1862. The information was apparently taken from newspaper accounts. There are particularly detailed accounts of the Battle of Fort Donelson by Brigadier General Pillow; the naval battle at Hampton Roads; and women's sewing societies. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings with anecdotes about Confederate soldiers and reported atrocities of Union troops. There is also a long account of the Battle of Shiloh from the Alabama Advertiser.

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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