This section gives information from Doctor Thomas G. Holmes of Baldwin county, "in relation to the 'Burnt Corn expedition' 'the massacre of 553 men women & children at Fort Mims' and other things which happened in the trying times of 1813, 1814." A...
In the letter Claiborne explains that Caller's son, Robert, has been selected to serve in the military "and to draw for money for the purpose of recruiting." Because Robert has not answered the order, the captain who issued it assumes that he...
This section gives information from Doctor Thomas G. Holmes, "about the Kemper Party in Alabama in 1810 and other things." Reuben Kemper had attempted to occupy Mobile, which was then under the control of Spain.
At the beginning of the Civil War, Holmes enlisted with the Henry Grays, which became Company A of the 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry. By the end of the war, he had been promoted to lieutenant. In the letter he urges his brother not to enlist in...
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