In the letter Toulmin briefly mentions plans to establish a salt works nearby, and then he criticizes Caller's recent efforts to prevent the division of the Mississippi Territory before statehood: "That the whole Mississippi Territory never will be...
In the letter McKee warns the men of a new slave in Mobile who had been banished from North Carolina because of "seditious conduct" the year before: "While acting as Magistrate of Police last August my attention...was called to the circulation of...
From June 1862 to November 1863, John Hall served in Co. E, 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses weather and conditions in the area ("I have never seen a dustier time in my life"); the health of the soldiers; recent and...
In the letter Samuel expresses relief that his brother is safe and healthy after his service in the Confederate Navy. He then discusses his own changing views of "our civil war": "My own course has been a neutral one. I was opposed to the secession...
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