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...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes the Battles of Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge, giving details about positions, orders, casualties, and prisoners....
This article gives a lively account of the stock market collapse on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The remarkable era of avid public speculation in stocks which has swept over the country during the past five years came to a climax today in the...
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