"The War has Commenced! Batteries Opened on Fort Sumter!! Gen. Beauregard has Opened the Ball!!!" Also included is the text of a telegram sent to Colonel G. W. Gayle by J. F. Whitfield in Montgomery, Alabama, informing him of the event.
Lucy was the widow of naturalist John Audubon, who was a close friend of Edward Harris. In the letter she seeks advice about her plans to raise money, which include the sale of property and her husband's artwork. She has made arrangements with men...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes the Battles of Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge, giving details about positions, orders, casualties, and prisoners....
In the message Rusk discusses the draft of Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (also known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT) recently agreed on by the United States and the Soviet Union and outlines future discussions. (The...
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