In the diary Baker discusses the movements of the 1st and 54th Alabama Infantry regiments; life in camp; the siege of New Madrid, Missouri; his capture at Island 10; and his experiences at the Union prisons of Camp Chase and Johnson's Island in...
In the letter Samford discusses his views on the proposed Kansas-Nebraska Act: "I see our North. friends are not slow to come up to the issue of non-intervention as made by the Kansas Act; but are we quite cautious enough about the Squatter...
In the speech Dowdell argues in favor of a clause in the bill that would repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820. He objects to a provision of the act that prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36ø 30' latitude line: "This line...
McGhee served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Missouri during World War II. In the letter he discusses the Japanese surrender on the Missouri; the occupation at Yokosuka Naval Base; and the bombing of several cities in Japan. Also...
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