In the letter Lapsley discusses the foundry in Selma that might be purchased by the Confederate government; he mentions that Francis Strother Lyon, an Alabama representative in the Confederate Congress, approves of the plan.
During the Civil War, Moore served as a colonel of the 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment. In the letter he explains that he will not be able to visit his family while in Alabama; though he had hoped to spend two weeks at home, he now plans to return...
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