In the letter Gaines expresses concerns he and Colonel William Barnett have setting the boundary lines between the United States and Indian land, as outlined in the Treaty of Fort Jackson: "Colonel Barnett and myself had set out with a view to...
From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses traveling to (and setting up at) his current location; conditions in camp; Union "scouting parties" captured nearby and the accidental...
During the Civil War, Moore served as a colonel of the 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses his oldest son's enlistment in the army; though he originally preferred for his son to join some other company, he had come to hope...
In the letter the men write on behalf of their congregation, asking Wallace to deal peacefully with the school integration issues that will arise during his term of office: "We strongly urge you to dismiss any ideas concerning the closing of any...
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