In the first letter, written July 11, 1830, Lewis discusses the conflict between Governor Gabriel Moore and Colonel John McKinley. McKinley allegedly did not support Moore's nephew for the post of U.S. marshal, and Lewis predicts that "this...
During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he expresses love and concern for his wife (who is pregnant) and children, and he describes his regiment's...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he sends news that their father is sick at the hospital in Macon, Georgia. He also describes recent conflicts in the area ("on the 14 & 15 of...
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