In the introduction, Pickett explains his method of gathering information: "I have taken many of the following notes down on paper in a great hurry, as fast as the people narrating would speak, and there are many mistakes in grammar, spelling &...
In the letter Bolling describes campus activities and promises to do better in school than he had the previous year, despite his busy social life. He also discusses politics in detail, including the presidential election of 1860 and Virginia's...
This article describes the celebration held in Montgomery after South Carolina seceded from the Union: "The demonstration of sympathy for the gallant Palmetto State, and of rejoicing that she had at length 'disrupted every tie that bound her to the...
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