In the letter Minor mentions a government contract with J. E. Murrell of Mobile, authorizing an exchange of cotton to purchase nitre. Minor also commends McRae's efforts to have the Confederate government establish an armory at Selma. He explains...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses weather and conditions in camp; crops planted in the area; the possibility of a battle soon; reinforcements arriving daily; and the strict discipline...
During World War I, Roberts served in Company B of the 167th U.S. Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses family members; encourages the people at home to raise as many food crops as possible; and mentions the alcohol that is available to the...
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