Audubon wrote the letters while on an expedition in eastern Canada, which included excursions to Nova Scotia, Labrador, and many islands. In the letters he describes the men who are on the trip; the food, clothing, accommodations, and...
E. B. Warden was a Quaker woman originally from the Philadelphia area. She traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for her health and stayed there for an unknown period of time. In the letter she writes of the climate and society in the city, neither of...
This article describes the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis in Montgomery: "No man, not even Gen. Washington, was ever called to preside over a people with more general acclamation and confidence than Gen. Davis. His past services and...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses the recent death of his brother, Charlie, who had been sick with typhoid fever: "Oh when...I tink [sic] that my only Brother is no...
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