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    • Letter from W. M. Byrd in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 February 6
    • In the letter Byrd discusses the possibility of establishing an armory and powder mill in Selma. He has researched the matter and presented his proposal to the Confederate government twice with no success: "The indifference of the government on the...
    • Q14916 - Q14917
    • "Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article responds to rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia. The author argues that no change should be made because Montgomery is a central location with access to river and railroads;...
    • Q17529
    • Letter from Henry Semple in Tullahoma, Tennessee, to his wife, Emily.

    • 1863 January 30
    • During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he discusses mutual acquaintances; conditions in...
    • Q38310 - Q38313
    • "Slavery Extension."

    • 1856 June 24
    • Editorial from the Montgomery Advertiser and State Gazette. The piece credits the rise of abolitionism with the South's recent efforts to formally defend slavery ("'to vindicate the truth of history'"). It then discusses the Democratic platform and...
    • Q62220

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