Earles pleads not guilty to the charge of treason against the state of Alabama; he was indicted because of his close association with the Creek Indians in the eastern part of the state. Six witnesses provide statements about his acquaintance with...
This article describes reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces: "The people were pleased to know that Major Anderson had been compelled to haul down the stars and stripes of the Abolition government, and that in their place...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses his sister's death and his deceased mother's influence on her children's spiritual lives: "We received your letter to...
Letter from James Foster, a 68-year-old prisoner in Wetumpka, Alabama, to Governor W. J. Samford. In the letter Foster asks the governor to grant him parole. He acknowledges his guilt but argues that his good behavior makes him a worthy candidate...
This event honoring Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn featured an enormous buffet of wild game from across the country, followed by a nine-course meal. The affair, entirely paid for by Boykin, cost about $20,000 in 1949.
These documents belonged to Wallace's attorney, J. Kirkman Jackson, who defended him when U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought an injunction enjoining Wallace from preventing the enrollment of Vivian Malone and David McGlathery at the...
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