During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses traveling as a courier; difficult conditions in camp; the raid by General Joseph Wheeler in southeastern Tennessee; his opinion of several Confederate...
One statement suggests that if a Spanish ship had exploded in the Havana harbor, "the accident theory would have found more supporters in this country than as it is." Another mentions that if war is declared, many Confederate veterans (such as...
The song was composed "Expressly for the Hearst San Francisco Relief Fund" after the earthquake and resulting fire that occurred in the city in April 1906. Ella Wheeler Wilcox wrote the lyrics and Francesco Fanciulli wrote the music.
In the first letter, written March 23, 1934, Wheeler explains that she is an African American widow with three children; she asks the governor for financial assistance because she is unable to get work or relief money in Dallas County. In the...
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