Friends of the 1st,
I would like to call your attention to our new web site for the 1st Alabama Cavalry, Co. C, United States Volunteers, http://www.1stalabamacavalryusv.com
Many of you may have already seen it. I saw it last night for the first time in a week, having been on a business trip. I was most impressed and proud of the work of my adjutant, Ryan "Frenchy" Dupree, who spent countless hours putting this website together. I think he did a spectacular job. Ryan is a professional webwriter and a good loyal union man.
The website is not quite done, but we are 90 percent there. We were even tinkering with it this morning. We consider our webpage a living breathing document in that we will be continously updating it with contributions from you, the descendants of the original 1st.
We are always, always looking for photographs and stories about the brave men who served in the unit. So please submit your entries and we will give you the due credit. Some of you have already done so and we so much appreciate your contributions. The purpose of the website, thus, is twofold -- to honor the memory of those who served in the original unit and to inform the public about the reconstituted unit of living historians, which I have the honor to lead on the field.
No doubt someone somewhere might be offended by our efforts. It seems we live during a time when people look for ways to be offended. So be it. We are Alabama unionists, or at least we portray Alabama unionists. We are not shy about telling a fascinating story that is largely unknown to the lay public.
As friends, I would invite constructive criticism from you because we would consider it in such terms. And again, if you have photos or stories about your ancestor, we would very much like to include that information on our page.
Finally, we look forward to seeing many of you in the field soon. Please know that you are always welcome in our camp.
Capt., Co. C, 1st Alabama Cavalry, United State Volunteers
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