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The Civil War in Madison County - Resources for Students & Teachers

Text Resources

  • Alabama Civil War Newspapers - Madison County newspapers from the Civil War era, viewable through the Alabama Department of Archives and History


Historic Places

  • Huntsville Depot & Museum - The Huntsville Depot was completed in 1850 and remains one of the only standing antebellum train depots in the country. During the Civil War it was used by both the Union and Confederate armies for various purposes, including a prison on the top floor.


Other Digital Resources

  • The Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table studies the history of the Civil War and holds regular meetings and public programs in Huntsville for anyone who would like to learn more about the Civil War.


Audio Resources

Olde Towne Brass Huntsville's Olde Towne Brass performs in the manner of Early American and Civil War bands, playing original Civil War Music on actual Civil War Over-The-Shoulder (OTS) Brass Horns.


Glimpses of Old Huntsville A series of brief audio recordings by Nancy Rohr, a local historian, author and storyteller whose familiar voice tells stories about life in early Huntsville, the residents of historic homes and local heroines of the Civil War.

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