In the letter Rose discusses a disturbance among the slaves on his plantation, and he asks Hall to investigate the matter: "I must...ask you to ride over to my plantation and ascertain...the fact of the assembling of white men there on the Sabbath,...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses upcoming troop movements and the new soldiers with whom he will probably be stationed: "It is probable that we will...
In the letter Davis criticizes segregationist policies in Alabama: "Segregation is worse than cancer, communism or letting some one slap your mother." He compares the state to a Soviet nation and also mentions pamphlets that his colleagues will be...
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