"Mrs. Sarah Gayle" is almost certainly Sarah Ann Haynsworth Gayle, first wife of Governor John Gayle. She is describing events that took place several years previous. The Maria and Levein mentioned in the account are the sister and brother of John...
In the statement Joseph G. White, commander of the "Washington," attests that his ship was "captured on the high seas, as prize of war" and arranges for its release: "I...am desirous of ransoming said ship for the benefit of myself and of the...
In the diary he discusses the battles at Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo; traveling with the regiment's horses through Mississippi and Alabama; and his imprisonment at Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio. He died in prison on March 18, 1865.
The first page included here discusses officers of the council and their salaries. The second page discusses the sale of lots in the "colored" cemetery and a new city ordinance that makes it unlawful to "carry on any barber business" on the...
In the passages Pénicaut describes fighting between the French settlers and local Indian tribes (especially the Alibamons); recounts a visit with the Natchez Indians on the Mississippi River, during which he observed the tribe's customs and...
In the speech Wallace makes his famous statement against integration: "Today I have stood, where once Jefferson Davis stood, and took an oath to my people. It is very appropriate that from this Cradle of the Confederacy, this very Heart of the...
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