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    • '"More Heroes Back, Aviator Won D. S. C."

    • 1919
    • During World War I Stout was a pilot, eventually serving as a lieutenant in the 27th Aero Squadron, First Pursuit Group. On 28 September 1918, he was wounded when he was attacked by six German planes during the St. Mihiel offensive. He recovered...
    • Q75936
    • "Alabama Must Furnish 13,612 In First Draft."

    • 1917 July 13
    • This article from the Montgomery Journal discusses the first draft of World War I, and lists the number of men who will be selected from each state.
    • Q78176
    • "An Old Man A Convict."

    • 1901 April 28
    • Letter from James Foster, a 68-year-old prisoner in Wetumpka, Alabama, to Governor W. J. Samford. In the letter Foster asks the governor to grant him parole. He acknowledges his guilt but argues that his good behavior makes him a worthy candidate...
    • Q21568
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861 April 24
    • Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in response to the secession of seven Southern states. He calls for 75,000 men from state militias to deal with the rebellious states, which are "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course...
    • Q17528
    • "Danger from a Broken Spine!"

    • 1866 February 16
    • This editorial argues for a reinstitution of the writ of habeas corpus by drawing on a colorful statement made by President Lincoln in a message sent to General Joe Hooker: "I wouldn't take any risk of being entangled up the river, like an ox half...
    • Q70339
    • "Eight Alabama Soldiers Gain Highest Award."

    • 1948 December 19
    • Article from The Montgomery Advertiser about the eight Alabamians who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor: from the Civil War, Richard Taylor; from the Philippine Insurrection, Gordon Johnston; from World War I, Sidney E. Manning; from...
    • Q14165 - Q14167
    • "Important Correspondence. Shall a Lenient Policy Be Continued?"

    • 1865 May 8
    • Correspondence regarding a proposed policy of leniency toward citizens of Mississippi who wish to cooperate with the federal government. In the first letter, Brigadier General J. W. Davidson expresses concern that the strategy will not be adopted...
    • Q69441
    • "New York Aviators Reach Port With Wounded Aboard the Tivies."

    • 1919 February
    • During World War I Stout was a pilot, eventually serving as a lieutenant in the 27th Aero Squadron, First Pursuit Group. This New York Herald article features photographs of him and a description of his military service.
    • Q75935
    • "Pensacola's Street Car Boycott by Negroes."

    • 1905 May 17
    • This article reports that African Americans in Pensacola, Florida, are boycotting street railroads to protest a proposed segregation ordinance. The article argues that while this response is common in cities with similar laws, the boycotts are...
    • Q17450
    • "Present Position of Alabama."

    • 1849 April 6
    • Letter from Daniel Pratt in Prattville, Alabama, in which he discusses the need for stable banks and financial incentives to draw manufacturers and capitalists to the state. He points out that much of Alabama's potential business is lost to other...
    • Q14491 - Q14492
    • "Rooms of the Republican Executive Committee!"

    • 1872
    • Flier announcing the candidates for legislative office, which were chosen at a recent meeting of the Dallas County committee. Also included is a list of times and locations of meetings that will be held "[i]n order that all may be more enlightened...
    • Q12166
    • "Signifcant [sic] Letter."

    • 1866 April 14
    • Excerpt of a letter from Ward Hill Lamon, former U.S. Marshal, to President Johnson. In it Lamon, a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, explains the late president's plans for restoring the Union after the war: "I was made entirely certain by his own...
    • Q70338
    • "Underwood and Prohibition."

    • 1923
    • Leaflet issued by the Underwood Campaign Committee for Alabama, during Senator Oscar Underwood's run for president of the United States. The publication defends his position on the prohibition issue; while Underwood originally opposed the...
    • Q20197 - Q20200
    • "Weaker Sex? Not Any More, Brother."

    • 1942 June 10
    • This article, by Virginia Van Der Veer, discusses the women from Alabama ("affectionately dubbed 'them wacky women' by regular soldiers") who applied to join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps at Fort McClellan; it describes the selection process and...
    • Q25013

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