At the beginning of the Civil War, Holmes enlisted with the Henry Grays, which became Company A of the 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry. By the end of the war, he had been promoted to lieutenant. In the letter he urges his brother not to enlist in...
In the letter Oliver discusses politics and recommends Bolling Hall for a seat in the U.S. Congress: "Instead of the bloody battle field with gallant leaders to marshal our host, we must take the halls where state craft and political intrigue will...
In the letter Strudwick discusses family members and acquaintances; expresses remorse for encouraging some of his relatives to move to California; and complains about the improved status of African Americans (whom he refers to collectively as...
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