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.
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)
Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 database online. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
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M.L. Calk Civil War Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting. See the Citing Special Collections Materials page for more information. https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/resources/35 Accessed January 19, 2020.