In the letter Clay explains "that hostilities have been commenced, by the Creek Indians, upon the inhabitants of Alabama, as well as those of Georgia." He then explains local troop preparations and proposed tactics for winning the fight, and he...
In the letter Bolling discusses his studies at the university; criticism of his father's vote in the Electoral College during the recent presidential election; "troubles in Autaugaville & Prattville among the negroes"; disagreements among Southern...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter to Martha he discusses his recovery after a recent illness; mentions a brief trip he made to Montgomery ("Oh you have no idie [sic] how bad I...
During the Civil War, Thomas Hall served in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements (including a river crossing by a cavalry unit); upcoming campaigns; duties in the area; threats of attack...
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