In the letter Smith discusses two orders for pea jackets: 53 jackets for his own servants and 20 for the servants of his sister-in-law, Mrs. D. A. Hall. The heights and waist measurements of each servant are given for both orders.
In the letter Woodbary expresses surprise at discovering that a fellow New Englander had also moved to the South. She writes about her difficulty in adjusting to Alabama because "the manner and customs of the people here are so different from those...
In the letter Mitchell sends news of relatives; discusses the climate and crops in Texas; and mentions the local volunteer companies who have left for war: "our county has sent two hundred men to Virginia and have two companies, one of Artilery...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In this letter he discusses recent troop movements (including a river crossing by a cavalry unit); the shelling of Chattanooga; duties in the...
In the book Liddell describes life and changes in Camden, Alabama, during the twentieth century; the author lived in the town from 1933 until her death in 1998. In the first passage she discusses the effects of the Great Depression in different...
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