In the letter Winston introduces Caller to man from Virginia, who has recently been appointed as a land commissioner east of the Pearl River. He mentions the "probability of a speedy admission" of the Mississippi Territory as a state, and he...
In the letter Winston explains that Union troops have taken his property without compensation: "On no other plantation was such a large quantity of corn taken (leaving so little), thus proving it was done through malice and spite." He asks Buell to...
In the letter Eckles explains that troop rations in the area are scarce; he implies that soldiers will be taking supplies without permission from local residents but assures Winston that he will be compensated: "From difficulties which have occured...
In the letter Dickerson discusses a horse that has been taken from Mrs. Winston and "is in the possession of some of the cavalry." He assures her that he will look into the matter and attempt to return the horse.
Winston, whose father "was the largest slave owner in this (DeKalb) County," describes the following aspects of slavery: dwellings and possessions; clothing and food; occupations and typical workdays; money earned by slaves for their own use;...
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