In the letter, written February 11, 1862, Lapsley discusses the supply of coal, saltpeter, and sulphur available to the Confederate government if it decides to establish an armory in Selma, Alabama. He ends by expressing the need for more weapons:...
In the letter McRae discusses public opinion after the surrender of Vicksburg: "The news that we have received by the way of New York is of much later date and is of such a character as that to cause many Confederates on this side of the water to...
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