In the letter Powell explains that he has moved from Huntsville to Franklin County near Tuscumbia and Florence ("they are even now places of great trade and considerable importance but are waging an eternal war against each other - which will...
In the first letter, written July 11, 1830, Lewis discusses the conflict between Governor Gabriel Moore and Colonel John McKinley. McKinley allegedly did not support Moore's nephew for the post of U.S. marshal, and Lewis predicts that "this...
From June 1862 to November 1863, Bolling Hall, Jr., was lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he describes his own somber feelings about the war: "I believe the anticipation of the time when peace again shall...
Tichenor describes the postwar situation for the freed slaves from a paternalistic viewpoint: "Four millions of human beings, under the influence of a misguided philanthropy, have been rendered destitute of homes, protection, and comfort, and have...
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