In the message Murrell suggests that he be called to Richmond to discuss some unexplained business matter. Murrell was a partner in a cotton brokerage firm in Mobile, where McRae was also involved in the cotton trade.
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he recounts a recent visit with his father, and he discusses the sickness and death he has witnessed during the war: "Dear Sister it is...
In the letter Strudwick discusses family members and acquaintances; expresses remorse for encouraging some of his relatives to move to California; and complains about the improved status of African Americans (whom he refers to collectively as...
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