In the letter Mrs. Collins explains that most of the men in the area have gone to war, leaving the women, children, and elderly men unprotected; of particular concern are the unsupervised slaves on the plantations. She asks the governor to excuse...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses current troop positions and lack of preparations ("it seems as if we were inviting the enemy over"); mutual acquaintances; and the availability of food...
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