The letter is written on Confederate letterhead, showing a cannon and the first national flag, C.S.A. Coggin, a farmer from Milltown, Alabama, served as a sergeant and second lieutenant in the 47th Alabama Infantry. He was wounded at Chickamauga...
In the first letter, written January 25, 1916, the men urge Bankhead to work to keep the United States out of the war, though they support the fortification of coastal cities: "Vote for the bills to stop Americans from traveling on beligrent vesels...
Beck, a farmer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, asks for financial assistance. He explains that he has unsuccessfully applied for relief while other people, whose situations are better than his, have received it. In the second letter, Covington says that...
In the letter Babcock praises American farmers for increased production during the war, which benefits citizens, soldiers and the Allies. He encloses two General Motors truck advertisements that praise livestock and poultry farmers: "The motor...
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