In his address Cobb insists that the slavery question, the central issue influencing the pending secession of the South, was not answered by the recent presidential election: "But gentlemen say they cannot do anything. They say that the edict went...
In the letter Dent discusses the formation of volunteer militia companies in Alabama before the start of the Civil War: "I am glad to hear that you are expecting to do something for volunteer companies...I think it is what Alabama and every...
This article discusses the ratification of the Confederate constitution and the recent formation of the Confederate States. It defends secession, praises the actions and intent of the people, and predicts a bright future for the new government:...
During the Civil War, Thomas Hall served in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes an encounter with some people near the river, who were "[unionist] and supposed to harbour bush-whackers." [Large sections are...
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