During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes the landscape and weather in Tennessee; discusses troop movements; and comments on the inaccuracy of news from camp: "I can hear a...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he discusses mutual acquaintances he has seen...
From June 1862 to November 1863, Bolling Hall, Jr., was lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses troop movements; possible reorganizations and officer promotions in the army ("I believe almost all the...
In the letter Mrs. Smoot explains that her fourteen-year-old daughter will soon lose her job because of recent legislation addressing child labor: "Monday President Roosevelt's new rule for textile mills becomes effective and while it is a...
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