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 Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. He wrote the letter while his regiment was traveling by railroad from Tennessee, to Vicksburg,...
Bocock will furnish the land and stock, and he will advance his employees provisions each week; the freedmen will pay for their own expenses and receive one-third of the all the crops. A provision at the end of the contract (which is in a different...
The booklet begins by explaining the importance of victory gardens: "Food is always a vital weapon of war, but this year the demands are greater than even before. We must have Victory Gardens--better Victory Gardens--and larger Victory Gardens than...
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