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 upcoming transportation of troops to Burita or Matamoras, Mexico, and he describes the...
Lewis's father (also Cudjo) was the last surviving ex-slave from "Clotilda, " the last known ship to bring slaves to the United States; the ship landed in Mobile, Alabama, in 1860. The packet includes a statement of sentence, letters from other...
In the letter Frank describes the combat he has seen, including an attack by "suicide Jap plans" not long after his unit landed in the Philippines. He then discusses his efforts to provide recreation for his fellow soldiers: "I am glad I am here,...
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