- Editor's Note
The following article, "Trials of a Unionist: Gustavus Horton, Military Mayor of Mobile during Reconstruction," was originally published in the Gulf South Historical Review vol. 4, no. 2 (Spring 1989): 134-151. The Review, which ran from 1985 to 2006, was published by the Gulf South Historical Association. The journal itself is no longer in publication and is available digitally through the Tuskegee University Archives. In reprinting the article, we are presenting the essay as it was originally published.
Harriet E. Amos Doss is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Her book, Cotton City: Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile, was published in 1985 by the University of Alabama Press. Recently, her essay, "The Enslaved Women Surgical Patients of J. Marion Sims in Antebellum Alabama: Sister-hood of Shared Suffering," appeared in Alabama Women: Their Life and Times (University of Georgia Press, 2017), edited by Susan Young-blood Ashmore and Lisa Lindquist Dorr.
The Alabama Review is grateful to Michael V. R. Thomason, former editor of the Gulf South Historical Review, and Dana Chandler, Tuskegee University archivist, for their assistance in obtaining the article for republication.
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