The instructions give details about necessary clothing and personal articles for the students; payment methods; annual costs; and allowances for each student: "There is no occasion for much pocket-money. It is not needed for any essential purpose;...
At the time this letter was written, Jackson was serving in the 47th Alabama Infantry. In it he describes the recent Confederate victory at the Battle of Gaines' Mill (also known as the Battle of Chickahominy River): "This is one of the greatest...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses food available in camp ("well supplied in the eating line); clothing he needs; weather in the area; possible troop movements and campaigns; his low...
During the Civil War, Hall served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he describes his journey to Georgia; along the way he began traveling with a regiment he met. A transcript is included.
In the letter George describes an attempt to destroy the insurgents' entrenchments at the town of Fernando in the Philippines. He feels that a great number of American troops will be necessary to put an end to the conflict: "It is my opinion that...
In the letter George describes a battle in Subig Bay, and he comments on the courage of the Filipino natives: "Some people have remarked that the Filipinos are cowards, but they are greatly mistaken. It was proven beyond all doubt that they are...
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