In the letter Troup discusses the conflict between Georgia and Alabama over the boundary, including the extra commissioner Alabama appointed. He approves the report that Crawford, Blount, and Hamilton submitted; warns that they "will have to...
In his address Cobb insists that the slavery question, the central issue influencing the pending secession of the South, was not answered by the recent presidential election: "But gentlemen say they cannot do anything. They say that the edict went...
In the letter Smith describes English sentiment toward the Civil War: "By a chance I had an opportunity to learn the silent feelings of all the most intelligent gentlemen were with the South before the Manassas Battle: and here the Southern cause...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the first letter he writes his oldest son, giving him advice...
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