The report gives revenue and expenses for the year. One source of income listed is the "Sales of captured African Slaves (being part of the proceeds of the sale of fifteen slaves)"; this earned the state almost $3,700. Among the expenses is a $300...
During the war Parsons served as a private in the Washington Artillery of New Orleans. Most of the letters are brief and are not addressed to specific people. In them he discusses conditions in camp; the lack of food and supplies; illness,...
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