In the first letter, written June 11, 1861, Lewis explains her desire to become a nurse (preferably "without without being exposed to all those most disagreeable sights connected with a sickroom") despite the objections of her friends and family....
At the time this letter was written, Jackson was serving as a captain in the 7th Alabama Infantry. In it he discusses conditions at the fort. He mentions "great sickness in the camp," including measles and typhoid fever, and he describes the strict...
In the letter Tallulah discusses her work with the Actors' Equity Association, including the current strike: "I joined the Actors Equity because it was the right thing to do. Every member in our show belonged and all the very biggest stars in the...
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