During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he describes a recent snowball fight: "There was many a battle fought yesterday, among the soldiers, with snowballs. About nine (9) oclock Capt Drew, of Co 'A,'...
In the letter Strudwick discusses family members and acquaintances; expresses remorse for encouraging some of his relatives to move to California; and complains about the improved status of African Americans (whom he refers to collectively as...
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