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By Dr. James Sanders Day Ph.D.

James Sanders Day is an assistant vp for tutorial affairs and an affiliate professor of heritage on the college of Montevallo. A 1979 graduate of the USA army Academy, Day has taught background at West aspect, Marion army Institute, Judson university, and Auburn University-Montgomery. the writer of numerous magazine articles on similar subject matters, this can be Day’s first e-book.

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4 Baker also expressed concern regarding coal supply and competition from the ACMC. He pleaded with Browne to send more coal, referring to several paid orders that remained outstanding after three weeks. Too, he forwarded copies of advertisements circulated in Selma by the ACMC. One solicitation announced: “The Alabama Coal Mining Company is now prepared to deliver Coal in any quantity by cars or by casks, as ordered. ” An accompanying newspaper 26 / Chapter 2 a­ rticle continued in the same vein: “The present is a good time to lay in your winter supply of coal.

Thomas S. Alvis came to Alabama from Virginia to establish the Confederate arsenal at Selma and another rolling mill at Helena. West Virginian Richard Fell and associates R. W. Cobb, B. B. 20 Due to access provided by the newly constructed South & North Alabama Railroad, the Cahaba field became the primary source of coal for the Confederate government. Armes states that most of the coal supplied to the Confederacy came from six counties—Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Walker, St. Clair, Bibb, and Shelby.

Hooper in Uniontown and Eli Loveland in Marion—Browne set the stage for increased sales during the winter of 1858–1859. As he established his network of agents in these new areas, Browne seemed to gain focus on exactly how his business would de- Discovering and Marketing Coal / 21 velop. While in Selma, he dispatched the following detailed directives to ­Jasper T.  .  . ”54 Noting these developments, Baker notified Browne that he would no longer take a personal interest in Uniontown, Marion, Montgomery, or Mobile markets, but that his partner, a Mr.

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