The Clay Club was formed by the Whig citizens of Dallas County. In the letter Dellet writes that he will be unable to attend the club's upcoming dinner in Selma. He then gives a dismal summary of the nation's political and economic condition, which...
During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he explains the anxiety he felt during his young son's recent sickness: "When I heard from you of my dear...
The order addresses seven issues: 1) the appointment of a "chief bugler" and the specific schedule for bugle calls to be sounded throughout the day; 2) daily reports from orderly sergeants; 3) responsibilities of men on guard duty and the supplies...
In the letter McRae explains that he will not return to the United States now that the war has ended: "Brother John continues to urge me to come back, but it is useless. I could not do so if I would & I would not if I could. There are reasons which...
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