During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he discusses money he has sent home and the unusual amount of correspondence he...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In this letter he discusses the evacuation of Chattanooga ("It is an empty, dismal place but the river banks are still lived by our batterries...
In this letter Frank tries to dissuade his granddaughter from smoking and warns her of the dangers of tobacco, citing medical authorities and personal experience. The message presents an unusual perspective for the time in which it was written.
In this letter to President Johnson's executive assistant, Boykin discusses the recent controversy over giving presents to the president. He describes many of the unusual and extravagant gifts he has given to friends and colleagues over the years.
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