In the letter Catherine discusses visits with family and friends; the price and availability of goods; troops who have been stationed in the area ("to watch the Yankees, and keep the negroes from running off"); local slaves who have run away; and...
From May 1861 to June 1862, John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses the Battle of Seven Pines: "Gen. Rhodes made us a little speech before we got to the field telling us how much the day depended on us &c. We needed...
In the first letter, written April 11, 1917, Lee suggests that United States should build its army through volunteers first, and use conscription only to fill out the lower ranks: "Many a man will volunteer when he would feel disgraced to be...
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