In the letter the Cherokee leaders express their concerns over relations with the United States: "You are aware of the distressing situation in which our country stands. We are the earlier possessors of the soil which we still retain but where...
From June 1862 to November 1863, John Hall served in Co. E, 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements; weather and conditions in his new camp ("a tolerable pleasant place"); the log cabins that are being...
In this message to the United States House of Representatives, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that...
In the letter McDonald sends Tallulah a picture of herself, which he found in a German dugout. He also discusses his background, the work of his company, and the war-torn French countryside: "So far to date, we have not been in any real pretty part...
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