In the first letter Dr. Cloud reprimands Whitfield because Tuscaloosa County has not provided enough schools for its African American children: "...you have reported 44 white schools, and only 2 colored, which is not in accordance with the school...
In the diary Hudson discusses various aspects of camp life; troop movements and campaigns; the procurement of supplies and provisions; soldiers' morale; the loss of officers; and the 4th Alabama's role in the war. Of particular interest is Hudson's...
In his address Cobb insists that the slavery question, the central issue influencing the pending secession of the South, was not answered by the recent presidential election: "But gentlemen say they cannot do anything. They say that the edict went...
During World War I, Moses served as a sergeant in Company A of the 4th Alabama Infantry (which became part of the 167th United States Infantry). In the postcard he mentions that he missed seeing his brother in New York, and he explains that he is...
At the time of this letter, Dawson was serving as a captain of the 4th Alabama Infantry regiment, and Pettus was serving as a lieutenant colonel of the 20th Alabama Infantry regiment (which he helped form).
A service record is included on the back of the document, describing his dates of service, battles and campaigns, skills, occupation, injuries, vaccinations, character, and conduct. Moses had served as a sergeant in Company A of the 4th Alabama...
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