In the letter the Cherokee leaders express their concerns over relations with the United States: "You are aware of the distressing situation in which our country stands. We are the earlier possessors of the soil which we still retain but where...
During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he discusses his duties in the camp and sickness among the soldiers, and he...
From June 1862 to November 1863, Bolling Hall, Jr., was lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses troop movements; possible reorganizations and officer promotions in the army ("I believe almost all the...
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