Advertisement for the sale of Milton A. Browder's estate at a "public outcry" auction on February 16, 1860. For sale are about 2,400 acres of land; 50 slaves ("of superior quality, embracing Boys and Girls, single men and women, and families, all...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements ("one of the severest marches that I have ever made"); a recent visit with his brothers, who...
"Staple Off $2.50 a Bale and Wheat Declines 12 Cents." This article reports stock market conditions on "Black Thursday," when "Stocks were again dumped on the market in terrific volume...and wall Street trading facilities were completely swamped."...
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