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    • Letter from William Rufus King to his brother, Thomas.

    • 1850 November 21
    • In the letter King discusses his business and the settlement of his father's estate, and he gives his views on the activities of the "fire eaters": "I addressed the people at Cahawba last week, and I think I succeeded in opening the eyes of many...
    • Q12503 - Q12505
    • Letter from Henry Semple in Tullahoma, Tennessee, to his wife, Emily.

    • 1863 February 4
    • 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 conditions and weather in camp; the...
    • Q38314 - Q38316
    • Letter from Thomas Warrick near Dalton, Georgia, to his wife, Martha.

    • 1863 December 10
    • During the war, Warrick served in the Coosa Home Guards, and he was a private in Company C of the 34th Alabama Infantry. In the letter describes the battle in Chattanooga on November 24 and 25: "...the yankes drove us from our ditches and takend...
    • Q16957 - Q16964
    • "The Maine Destroyed!"

    • 1898 February 16
    • This article discusses the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine in the harbor at Havana, Cuba; the cause of the explosion on board the ship was unknown at the time. In his initial report, the commander of the ship urged citizens to wait for more...
    • Q25033 - Q25034

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