In the letter Charlie describes his voyage home to Portland, Alabama, probably after visiting his family in Connecticut. He discusses seasickness; a whale spotted while sailing along the coast of South Carolina; the flag over Fort Sumter "which we...
In the letter Mitchell sends news of relatives; discusses the climate and crops in Texas; and mentions the local volunteer companies who have left for war: "our county has sent two hundred men to Virginia and have two companies, one of Artilery...
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