The men were charged with abetting Samuel Nixon "in committing an assault...in biting off the left ear of one James A. Moore." Citizens of the county had asked the governor to pardon the men: "...it being represented that those persons were...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, John Hall served in Co. B, 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes his regiment's duties as a reserve for the brigade: "We got this position by every other regiment in the...
The state and local news includes: railroads; taxation; and the 1870 election of state officers and the legislature. Much of page two is devoted to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on two cases: State of Alabama v. William C. Estes and others on...
This article gives details about the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys" and their alleged assault of Ruby Bates and Victoria Price ("one of the most brutal attacks in the history of the Tennessee Valley").
This article gives details about the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys" and their alleged assault of Ruby Bates and Victoria Price ("one of the most horrible ever perpetrated in the United States"). Three National Guard companies were called up to...
This article discusses a message sent by the International Labor Defense, demanding the release of the recently convicted "Scottsboro Boys." The nine young men were falsely charged with the "criminal assault" of two white women on a train, and...
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