In the letter King discusses his business and the settlement of his father's estate, and he gives his views on the activities of the "fire eaters": "I addressed the people at Cahawba last week, and I think I succeeded in opening the eyes of many...
The top advertisement is for the E. Barnard & Co. Slave Depot in Montgomery: "Will Keep Constantly on Hand Mechanics, Field Hands, Cooks, Washers and Ironers, and General House Servants, Particular attention paid to Buying and selling Slaves on...
From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses activities in camp ("while not on guard have been throwing up dirt batteries...I came to the conclusion that I would prefer giving the...
In the letter McRae discusses public opinion after the surrender of Vicksburg: "The news that we have received by the way of New York is of much later date and is of such a character as that to cause many Confederates on this side of the water to...
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