Accession Number : ADA263935

Title :   A History of the Alabama Militia and the Army National Guard - Alabama's Citizen Soldiers - Past and Present.

Descriptive Note : Study project Aug 92-Apr 93,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kelly, Edward J.

Report Date : 14 APR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The citizen soldiers of Alabama have served the State of Alabama and the United States in an exemplary manner for over 170 years, first as the militia and now as the Alabama National Guard. They have served in literally every war and conflict which has arisen since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, much of the early history of the Alabama Militia was not documented. Available records of those early patriots is fragmented, requiring extensive research of many sources. However, from these sketches, a basis for the strength of the militia in Alabama is found. This document will chronologically record the service and contributions of the Militia in Alabama and the Alabama Army National Guard from its earliest recorded history to the mobilization of over 5000 members for service in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. This document will be submitted to the Alabama State Board of Education for consideration for inclusion into the History of the State of Alabama course which is a required curriculum course for graduation from all accredited high schools in the State. The current course provides only a cursory examination of the Alabama Army National Guard service in World War I and II.

Descriptors :   *ALABAMA, *NATIONAL GUARD, ARMY, ARMY PERSONNEL, CONFLICT, DOCUMENTS, EDUCATION, HISTORY, INCLUSIONS, MOBILIZATION, OPERATION, RECORDS, SCHOOLS, UNITED STATES.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE