Schermerhorn writes on behalf of the United States commissioners who are negotiating the cession of Cherokee land east of the Mississippi River. In the letter he mentions objections the Cherokees have made to the treaty proposed during a meeting at...
Victor was the son of naturalist John Audubon, who was a close friend of Edward Harris. The bill of lading records the shipment of packages from Harris to Victor and John; the items will travel by steamboat from Philadelphia to New York. In the...
At the time this letter was written, Jackson was serving as a lieutenant colonel in the 47th Alabama Infantry. In it he discusses the recent Confederate defeat at Gettysburg. He describes in great detail the advance of his regiment during the...
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