During the Civil War, Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th and 59th Alabama Infantry regiments. In the letter he explains that he has just sent a ream of paper to his family: "I bought it from the papers mills which are about 1/2 mile from camp at...
The report lists the date, recipient, county, and amount of each payment. Vouchers for the money were given to probate judges, who distributed funds to individual families in their counties; the state paid a total of $856,835.50.
In the letter Drisk explains that he has not been paid for his work because the county has not provided enough schools for African American children: "During four months of the past winter I taught in this city the children of freedmen having been...
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