In the letter the Cherokee leaders express their concerns over relations with the United States: "You are aware of the distressing situation in which our country stands. We are the earlier possessors of the soil which we still retain but where...
From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he explains that he will be unable to get a furlough, and he discusses the possibility of getting a promotion: "If I do not get a position I shall...
During the Civil War, Thomas and James served in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the first letter, Thomas describes preparations for an upcoming troop movement ("I don't have any idea where we are going. But it seems as though...
In the letter Bankhead thanks his daughter for the photograph and roses she sent, and he discusses his recuperation from a recent accident. He also mentions a significant role for which Tallulah has auditioned: "We are all on edge to know if you...
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