During the Civil War, Moore served as a colonel of the 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses the possibility of their oldest son, Alfred, joining the army. Moore suggests that he enlist in a company in Alabama, but he is...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses Charlie's interest in joining the cavalry. Alex encourages him to enlist before the spring campaigns begin: "I think, or at least hope, that this will...
At the beginning of the Civil War, Holmes enlisted with the Henry Grays, which became Company A of the 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry. By the end of the war, he had been promoted to lieutenant. In the letter he urges his brother not to enlist in...
In the first letter, written April 9, 1917, Burgess discusses a proposed bill promoting "compulsory or universal military training" for men ages eighteen to twenty-five. He asks Bankhead to have the bill amended to lower the age of eligibility: "To...
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