During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes a recent campaign by General Joseph E. Johnston, which was a surprising success: "Gen Johnston completely surprise both our army...
Leaflet addressed to Democrats in Dallas County, Alabama, urging them to vote for the "good and true men" of the party, who will not resort to illegal methods to gain political power: "They will tell you, that when bad men are elected to office,...
In the letter Wallis, a field worker for the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, criticizes the recent activities of the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama and encourages the governor to intervene: "Alabama is getting black marks that I...
In the letter Hawkins opposes efforts to have J. Edgar Hoover removed from his post as director of the FBI: "It is, of course, known to you, Mr. President, that the effort to get rid of Mr. Hoover, to cripple the Federal Security program and to...
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