In the letter Sanford asks that his brother-in-law be promoted and transferred out of Captain Henry Semple's artillery unit (known as Semple's Battery). Following the letter (which was copied by Semple), are notes regarding the application and a...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, John Hall served in Co. B, 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes his regiment's duties as a reserve for the brigade: "We got this position by every other regiment in the...
This article reports the reactions of both African American and white citizens to the new ordinance requiring segregation on Montgomery street cars: "As a rule no trouble was experienced and the only thing noticeable was the absence of negroes from...
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