During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he asks for his other sister, Martha, to send him a pair of shoes ("I wish she would as soon as possible for I will soon be bare footed"), and...
This article describes the stock market decline on October 23: "The stock market suffered the swiftest and most hair raising drop in recent financial history today, a sweeping decline far more drastic than anything yet experienced in this modern...
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