During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter to his sister, he discusses conditions in camp: " I have now every comfort one could expect in camps. Plenty of clothing,...
In the letter Fort discusses the adoption of the Long resolution in the state legislature, which directed that "no legislation regarding the convict lease system be considered during the present session." Fort believes that "the powers that be in...
Charles E. Lotreck writes that he had had a trip planned to visit his friends in Montgomery, but will be cancelling it since he has learned that the roads were built by chain gangs. He writes that he will not give any money to a state so barbarous.
In the letter Weisenthal asks the governor to intervene in the case of Jimmy Wilson: "At this time I would like to implore you to do your utmost to prevent this and other possible barbarous legal murders. By this I mean not only the saving of Jimmy...
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