After learning from an acquaintance that the "indians intended to go to war, when the trees put out their leaves," Freeman traveled through the Creek nation in Alabama to observe their behavior. In the letter he reports activities among the Indians...
During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he discusses the death of his slave, Peter, who accompanied him in the war: "He died on the 7th inst after...
In the first letter, written August 26, Semmes complains that he has not been allowed to take his position as probate judge of Mobile County: "Do I read the President's proclamation of the 20th. inst., declaring that peace prevails throughout the...
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