In the book Tait records financial matters, including his account with J. & E. Austill; expenses incurred by his son, Charles, while attending the University of Alabama; the cost of supplies used to build a new house; the purchase of slaves; and...
In the letter Forney discusses the appropriation of railroad cars and iron tracks from Avery's railroad, by the Confederate army; the rolling stock will be used by two other lines in the state, and iron will "fill the requisition of the Engineer...
In the letter Blount informs Sherman of an upcoming Union invasion of Mobile, "which if successful, must give the enemy control of all South Alabama." Blount has been authorized to gather slaves and mules from the nearby saltworks to finish...
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