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...
Advertisement for a softball game featuring female athletes, possibly the first held in the city: "Girls softball will be introduced in Montgomery in a game between Gunter and Maxwell Field civilians...If you've never seen a girls softball game, by...
In the letter McRae discusses the news he has received in Europe about recent Confederate losses in the war: "...we have had a succession of bad accounts causing many of our friends here to despair of ultimate success. I am not among that number...
In the letter McRae discusses public opinion after the surrender of Vicksburg: "The news that we have received by the way of New York is of much later date and is of such a character as that to cause many Confederates on this side of the water to...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. He appears to be writing to a brother at home, though not his brother Hines, who is referred to in the letter.
In the letters, Hall's son and wife discuss family illness, weather, crops, livestock, and slaves on their plantation. Mary also mentions her husband's possible attendance at the convention of delegates from proslavery states in Nashville,...
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