Letters received in 2000
Thanks to everyone for the comments and information!
25th Alabama Website
Fri, 17 Nov 2000 14:55 EST
Well done! I have a comment concerning the "Additional Sources" section. I believe the comments made by Union Army Capt. Page is incorrect due to typos (Yours or more likely, Confederate Veteran magazine). To my knowledge, the only Alabama outfit which ever guarded prisoners at Andersonville was the 26th Alabama, and that took place for a brief period in May 1864 before the 26th was transferred from the ANV to the AoT and Cantey's brigade. My belief is further supported by the fact that the skirmish at Liberty Mills, VA took place in September 1863, not '64, which would place Capt. Page at Andersonville in the right time frame.
Confederate Memorial Park Mountain Creek
Wilson Parks Howell
Mon, 24 Apr 2000 11:19 EST
Are you aware his name was Wilson Parks Howell not William Howell? The descendants of Wilson Parks Howell have the Howell Family history which he wrote before he died. He also wrote some on the family history of the Parker Family. He married Harriet Virginia Parker. It is in a narrative type form.
Steve, I can put you in contact with some of the descendants of Wilson Parks Howell if you like. Let me know if you get this information.
Denson B Hamby
Nathan Bedford Forrest SCV Camp 469
James McCain Compton
Company B, 25th Alabama Infantry
Sun, 16 Apr 2000 5:57 EST
I noted in your website that you do not have my gg grandfather listed in the 25th Alabama Infantry, Company B. His name was James McCain Compton, listed as James M. Compton. (you have a James M. Capps) He enlisted 12/21/1861 at Pensacola, FL. He was in the battle of Shiloh, Farmington, Chicamauga and Murfeesboro. He was captured 11/25/1863 at Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, TN. and transferred to Rock Island Prison, IL. He was released in Louisiana 5/23/1865. He went on to enroll into what is now Tulane University and received his Doctor of Medicine in 1872.
It was a miracle that he survived all those battles and prison and he deserves to be listed among his peers.