Barton Academy is a historic Greek Revival school building located in Mobile, Alabama. IT was under construction from 1835 to 1836. Barton Academy was the first public school in the state of Alabama.

Barton Academy

Barton Academy is a historic Greek Revival school building located in Mobile, Alabama. IT was under…

The official seal of the U.S. state of Alabama in 1889.

Alabama

The official seal of the U.S. state of Alabama in 1889.

The United States seal of Alabama.

Alabama

The United States seal of Alabama.

The state banner of Alabama, the cotton plantation state.

Alabama

The state banner of Alabama, the cotton plantation state.

Seal of the state of Alabama, 1876

Alabama Seal

Seal of the state of Alabama, 1876

Seal of the state of Alabama, 1881

Alabama seal

Seal of the state of Alabama, 1881

Seal of the state of Alabama, 1904

Alabama seal

Seal of the state of Alabama, 1904

The official seal of the U.S. state of Alabama.

Seal of Alabama

The official seal of the U.S. state of Alabama.

An illustration of the Bank of Mobile as pictured in 1874.

Bank of Mobile, Alabama

An illustration of the Bank of Mobile as pictured in 1874.

An illustration looking seaward from a country road near Mobile, Alabama.

Beach

An illustration looking seaward from a country road near Mobile, Alabama.

An illustration of the Capital building located in Montgomery, Alabama (1874).

The Capital in Montgomery, AL

An illustration of the Capital building located in Montgomery, Alabama (1874).

Christ Church Cathedral was established in 1823 as the first Episcopal congregation in Mobile, Alabama and the first in the State of Alabama. The cornerstone of the current Greek Revival building was laid in 1838, with construction completed in 1840.

Christ Church

Christ Church Cathedral was established in 1823 as the first Episcopal congregation in Mobile, Alabama…

Trinity Episcopal Church is a historic church in Mobile, Alabama. It was the first large Gothic Revival church built in Alabama. The church was established in 1845 and was the second Episcopal congregation in Mobile. The cornerstone for the building was placed on April 8, 1853 and was completed in 1857.

Trinity Church

Trinity Episcopal Church is a historic church in Mobile, Alabama. It was the first large Gothic Revival…

An illustration of Mobile, Alabama's custom house (1874).

Custom House (Mobile)

An illustration of Mobile, Alabama's custom house (1874).

The residence of Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, Alabama.

Residence of Jefferson Davis

The residence of Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Fort Mims massacre occurred on 30 August 1813, when a force of Creeks, belonging to the "Red Sticks" faction under the command of Peter McQueen and William Weatherford "Red Eagle", his cousin by marriage, killed hundreds of settlers, mixed-blood Creeks, and militia in Fort Mims.

Fort Mims Layout

The Fort Mims massacre occurred on 30 August 1813, when a force of Creeks, belonging to the "Red Sticks"…

Richmond Pearson Hobson (17 August 1870 - 16 March 1937) was a United States Navy Rear Admiral who served from 1905-1915 as a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Richmond Pearson Hobson

Richmond Pearson Hobson (17 August 1870 - 16 March 1937) was a United States Navy Rear Admiral who served…

The United States Marine Hospital is a historic Greek Revival hospital building in Mobile, Alabama. Construction began in 1838 and was completed in 1842. IT was designed by architect Frederick Bunnell and was operated by the Marine Hospital Service from opening until it closed, in 1952. It treated Confederate and Union soldiers during the American Civil War.

Marine Hospital

The United States Marine Hospital is a historic Greek Revival hospital building in Mobile, Alabama.…

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England aboard the nearby British yacht Deerhound.

Kearsarge Sinking the Alabama

The sinking of the Alabama by the Union Kearsarge. Some Confederates aboard the Alabama escaped to England…

An illustration of a man standing on a ledge of Lookout Mountain looking over a valley. Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. It is one of the southernmost ridge mountains of the Appalachians.

Landscape

An illustration of a man standing on a ledge of Lookout Mountain looking over a valley. Lookout Mountain,…

An illustration a busy market place located in Montgomery, Alabama.

Market Place

An illustration a busy market place located in Montgomery, Alabama.

John Tyler Morgan (June 20, 1824 – June 11, 1907) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, and a postbellum six-term U.S. senator from the state of Alabama.

John Tyler Morgan

John Tyler Morgan (June 20, 1824 – June 11, 1907) was a general in the Confederate States Army during…

Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. It is one of the southernmost ridge mountains of the Appalachians.

Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama,…

Mission ridge is located on the a plateau commonly referred to as Lookout Mountain.

Mission Ridge

Mission ridge is located on the a plateau commonly referred to as Lookout Mountain.

An illustration of a view from Rock City.

Rock Formation

An illustration of a view from Rock City.

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Southern Republic Built From The Ruins

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

States admitted during James Monroe's presidency, "the era of good feeling": 1817-Mississippi, 1818- Illinois, 1819- Alabama, 1820- Maine, 1821- Missouri.

States Admitted 1817-1821

States admitted during James Monroe's presidency, "the era of good feeling": 1817-Mississippi, 1818-…

"The Confederate privateer steamer <em>Alabama</em> (290). Captain Raphael Semmes. Our illustration of the <em>Alabama</em> was taken from a photograph while she was at Liverpool, where she was facetiously termed the Emperor of China's yacht. The <em>Alabama</em> was built at Birkenhead; she was about 1,200 tons burden, with draught of about 14 feet; her engines built by Laird & Sons, of Birkenhead, 1862. She was a wooden vessel propelled by a screw, copper bottom, about 210 feet long, rather narrow, painted black outside and drab inside; had a round stern, billethead, very little sheer, flushed deck fore and aft; a bridge forward of the smokestack; carried two large black boats on cranes amidships forward of the main rigging; two black quarter boats between the main and mizzen masts, one small black boat over the stern on cranes; the square spars on a gallows between the bridge and foremast showed above the rail. She carried three long 32-pounders on a side, and was pierced for two more amidships; had a 100-pound rifled pivot gun forward of the bridge, and a 68-pound pivot on the main track; had tracks laid forward for a pivot bow gun, and tracks aft for a pivot stern chaser; her guns were of the Blakely pattern, and were manufactured by Wesley & Preston, Liverpool, 1862. She took her armament and crew and most of her officers on board near Terceira. Wester Islands, from an English vessel. Her commander was Raphael Semmes."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Steamer Alabama

"The Confederate privateer steamer Alabama (290). Captain Raphael Semmes. Our illustration…