The charge gives the details of the conflict between the C.S.S. Alabama and the U.S.S. Kearsarge, which took place around June 19, 1864. According to Welles, Semmes raised a white surrender flag, but escaped before he could be arrested, "for the...
In the letter Somerville discusses a rumor that he will be dismissed from his position on the appraisal board. While his alleged offense involves a dispute with Secretary Shaw of the U.S. Treasury, he believes that "The real pretext for such...
In the letter Dixon discusses the recent order from the War Department that ended segregation at Maxwell Field and other military bases: "It is a heartbreaking thing for those of us in the South who realize what the destruction of segregation would...
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