During the Civil War, Thomas and James served in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the first letter, Thomas describes preparations for an upcoming troop movement ("I don't have any idea where we are going. But it seems as though...
Lingo served as director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety from 1963 to 1965. In the letter he discusses the book Jones is writing about the governor, which blames Lingo for the violence that occurred in Selma on March 7: "You know as well...
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