In the letter Lapsley discusses possible coal supplies to the foundry in Selma, if the Confederate government establishes an armory there. In particular he mentions the estimates given by William P. Browne, who plans to discuss the matter with...
In the letter Charlotte discusses the sale and exchange of slaves from the estate of her grandfather Abner Crenshaw, of which Hall is executor: "I will take Harriet at the appraised...price. What did Dorcus & her family value at. if you please let...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements; failure and hardship experienced by the army ("misfortune seems to have seized...
In the letter Barclay explains that the state cannot attract suitable aerospace experts because of its reputation in recent segregation issues: "...the image of Alabama to the uninformed non-resident is not good because of the racial problem which...
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