In the diary Baker discusses the movements of the 1st and 54th Alabama Infantry regiments; life in camp; the siege of New Madrid, Missouri; his capture at Island 10; and his experiences at the Union prisons of Camp Chase and Johnson's Island in...
In this letter to President Johnson's executive assistant, Boykin discusses the recent controversy over giving presents to the president. He describes many of the unusual and extravagant gifts he has given to friends and colleagues over the years.
During the Civil War Inzer served as a lieutenant colonel in the 58th Alabama Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. In the passages he describes fighting in the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was captured; the poor treatment and...
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