This company was originally Company A, 1st Battalion of Hilliard's Legion. It became Company F, 60th Alabama Infantry following reorganization at Charleston, Tennessee, after the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863. It later saw action in Virginia. The...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he describes a recent snowball fight: "There was many a battle fought yesterday, among the soldiers, with snowballs. About nine (9) oclock Capt Drew, of Co 'A,'...
In the letter Bedsole describes fighting in the Battle of Cantigny, which was the first American offensive of World War I; he refers to the German troops as "Fritz." During the war Bedsole served as a second lieutenant in Battalion A, 7th Field...
Copy of an advertisement published in The New York Times by the Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South. The ad describes nonviolent civil rights demonstrations across the South, specifically mentioning a...
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