During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter to Sallie he explains that he is ill again after having just been released from the hospital, and he mentions an anticipated battle with...
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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