M.L. Calk Civil War Letters, 1861-1863
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Brief Description:

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.

Related Materials:

Civil War Letters digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll31)

Held at:
University of Houston Libraries
M.D. Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204 2000
Phone: 713-743-9750
Email: cdkelleher [at] uh.edu
Record Series Number: 10/1969-008
Created by: Calk, M. L.
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
More information is available at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uhsc/00010/hsc-00010.html
Biographical Note for Calk, M. L. :

Martin L. Calk was a private enlisted in Company K of the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army. His regiment was formed under the command of Colonel Franklin K. Beck on November 19, 1861 at Camp Wilcox, near Montgomery, Alabama. Calk served with the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment in both the Kentucky (September-October 1862) and Vicksburg (December 1862-July 1863) Campaigns. Calk mustered out on July 12, 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.


"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)

Above links available via Internet Archive:


Historical Data Systems, comp.  U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 database online. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com  Operations Inc, 2009.

Access Restrictions: Open for research.
Subject Index
Alabama - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects
Calk, M. L.
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 23rd
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Personal narratives, Confederate
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects
Genres/Forms of Material
Rights/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.

Finding Aid Revisions: Tue Jul 22 14:50:48 CDT 2003 urn:taro:uh.sc.00010 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (20030505).