These were families of "volunteers absent in the army," who were unable to provide for themselves. The list gives the names of the volunteers, the number of family members, and the amount of money required by each family for a year.
During the war, Warrick served in the Coosa Home Guards, and he was a private in Company C of the 34th Alabama Infantry. A. P. Wideman was the brother of Warrick's wife, Martha. In the first letter, dated April 1, 1862, Warrick asks Wideman to...
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