At the time this letter was written, Jackson was serving as a captain in the 7th Alabama Infantry. In it he discusses conditions at the fort. He mentions "great sickness in the camp," including measles and typhoid fever, and he describes the strict...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses the promotion of his brother, James; a "Bridge disaster" during recent troop movements ("There were about 20 or 30 on...
During the Civil War, Thomas Hall served in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes an encounter with some people near the river, who were "[unionist] and supposed to harbour bush-whackers." [Large sections are...
This leaflet describes the importance and process of point rationing, which applies to food products such as meat, cheese, fats, and oils. It offers suggestions for altering meal plans; consuming adequate vitamins and nutrients when reducing meat...
This event honoring Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn featured an enormous buffet of wild game from across the country, followed by a nine-course meal. The affair, entirely paid for by Boykin, cost about $20,000 in 1949.
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