During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he briefly discusses the battle of Chickamauga and fighting at Chattanooga, and he mentions that he has not been harmed during the conflicts:...
In the letter Day expresses his hope that the white citizens of Alabama "will be touched by the struggle of your negro fellow citizens to be treated like other human beings." He warns that reputation of the whole country is harmed by the injustices...
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