In the letter Booth asks Dellet to represent him in a case involving a runaway slave: "The negro Sam was apprehended by some man in your county & by him committed to jail. He remained some five or ten days (the coldest we had last winter) & when...
From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses activities in camp ("while not on guard have been throwing up dirt batteries...I came to the conclusion that I would prefer giving the...
In the letter Strickland discusses the attempted civil rights march from Selma, Alabama, on "Bloody Sunday" (March 7). Based on information he has received, he reports that "the Negroes did not expect to march and did not want to march from Selma...
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