In the letter Lapsley discusses the availability of iron for work on the Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Railroad ("I apprehend some difficulty now in procuring iron to complete the road"), and he mentions specimens of iron that are being sent to...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter to Martha he discusses his recovery after a recent illness; mentions a brief trip he made to Montgomery ("Oh you have no idie [sic] how bad I...
This article responds to a prediction in The Springfield Republican (a newspaper in Massachusetts) that segregated public transportation in the South would not succeed due to economic pressures: "The Republican takes the position that the...
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