In the letter Blount informs Sherman of an upcoming Union invasion of Mobile, "which if successful, must give the enemy control of all South Alabama." Blount has been authorized to gather slaves and mules from the nearby saltworks to finish...
In the letter Everett urges Milton to cooperate with the governor of Alabama to provide military protection at the saltworks in West Bay, Florida: "The operatives have so long & so often been injured & annoyed by insignificant raids upon their work...
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