In the letter Lapsley mentions a European gun maker in Selma ("one of the most skillful gun makers I doubt not, in the Confederate states"), who would be willing to oversee an armory if the Confederate government were to establish one in the city....
From June 1862 to November 1863, John Hall served in Co. E, 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses weather and conditions in the area ("I have never seen a dustier time in my life"); the health of the soldiers; recent and...
In the letter W. H. M. criticizes Sullivan's suggestion to close Alabama State College, as well as his efforts against civil rights and integration. The writer reminds him of the successful bus integration and warns that "you and your White...
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