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M.L. Calk Civil War Letters, 1861-1863



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Caulk, Martin L.
Title: M.L. Calk Civil War Letters
Dates: December 1861 - May 1863
Abstract: The M.L. Calk collection consists of eight letters that M.L. Calk wrote while he served with the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment. M.L. Calk served with the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment in both the Kentucky (September - October 1862) and Vicksburg (December 1862 - July 1863) Campaigns.
Identification: 1969-008
Quantity: 1 box, 8 items; 0.25 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Martin L. Calk was a member of the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army. This regiment was formed under the command of Colonel Franklin K. Beck on November 19, 1861 at Camp Wilcox, near Montgomery, Alabama. M.L. Calk served with the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment in both the Kentucky (September - October 1862) and Vicksburg (December 1862 - July 1863) Campaigns.


Scope and Contents

The M.L. Calk collection consists of eight letters that M.L. Calk wrote while he served with the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Four of the letters are addressed to his mother, W.E. Calk, and four are addressed to his sister, Emma A. Calk. These handwritten letters, dating from December 9, 1861 through May 8, 1863, are accompanied by typed transcriptions. Several letters have additional writing in another hand.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.


Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.

Subjects (Persons)

Calk, M.L.

Subjects

Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 23rd
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.

Formats

Correspondence

Administrative Information

Processed by

John Merkel, March 2000


Sources

“Campaigns and Battles of the Twenty-third Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment C.S.A.” The Civil War Home Page. http://members.aol.com/armyoftenn/23 ala inf/23-c b.htm (23 March 2000)

Canerossi, Stephen R. “Twenty-third Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment Regimental History - Part One.” The Civil War Home Page. 1995. http://members.aol.com/armyoftenn/23 ala inf/23-part1.htm (23 March 2000)


Detailed Description

 

box folder
1 1 Calk, M.L. ALS. Mobile, Ala. To E.A. Calk. December 9, 1861.
1 With AN. n.p.To Martin [Calk]. undated
2 Calk, M.L. ALS. Knoxville, Tenn. To W.E. Calk. March 11, 1862.
3 Calk, M.L. ALS. Jackson County, Ala. To E.A. Calk. April 12, 1862.
4 Calk, M.L. ALS. n.p. To E.A. Calk. May 20, 1862.
5 Calk, M.L. ALS. Knoxville, Tenn. To W.E. Calk. June 22, 1862.
6 Calk, M.L. ALS. Camp near Blanes Cross Roads. To W.E. Calk. July 16, 1862.
7 Calk, M.L. ALS. Camp Chas, Vicksburg, Miss. To W.E. Calk. February 15, 1863.
8 Calk, M.L. ALS. Camp near Vicksburg, Miss. To E.A. Calk. May 8, 1863.