In the letter Bolling describes campus activities and promises to do better in school than he had the previous year, despite his busy social life. He also discusses politics in detail, including the presidential election of 1860 and Virginia's...
From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses clothing he needs his family to send, adding that "I hate to be continually troubling you with our wants &c." He then includes a lengthy...
In the letter George describes a battle in Subig Bay, and he comments on the courage of the Filipino natives: "Some people have remarked that the Filipinos are cowards, but they are greatly mistaken. It was proven beyond all doubt that they are...
Thomas Walker Wallace wrote this piece for his column "Here and There," which was published in the Birmingham Reporter, an African American newspaper. In it he argues against the death penalty. While he concedes that "It seems reasonable that when...
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