In the first letter, written from the Exchange Hotel on January 10, 1861, Mitchell describes the tension and excitement in the city as they wait for the official declaration of Alabama's secession: "There seems to be no doubt, you may tell your...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter Semple addresses an accusation Hardee has made...
This issue mentions that for each bond campaign held during the war, Alabama was the only state in the country to have every county meet its quota. The newsletter also discusses Montgomery's application to the Federal Housing Authority, requesting...
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