In the letter Bolling discusses his studies at the university; criticism of his father's vote in the Electoral College during the recent presidential election; "troubles in Autaugaville & Prattville among the negroes"; disagreements among Southern...
Professor S. Ralph Harlow of Smith College writes that he had hoped Chief Justice Anderson's report on the Scottsboro case might have changed the course of things, but is disappointed that their trial will still take place in Decatur, instead of...
This article describes reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces: "The people were pleased to know that Major Anderson had been compelled to haul down the stars and stripes of the Abolition government, and that in their place...
This article describes the Major Anderson's unsuccessful attempt to hold Fort Sumter against General Beauregard's Confederate forces. It also lists the terms of surrender: the Union forces will be able to keep their arms and property; Anderson will...
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