In the message Patterson discusses the Freedom Riders who recently entered Monroe, expressing support and sympathy: "I wish to commend you for your strong stand for good law enforcement and the position that you have taken against the so-called...
In the letter Guin, the sheriff of Sanford County (present-day Lamar County) describes violence against African American citizens in Fayette County. He gives details about six murders that have occurred in the last few months; the guilty parties...
In the letter Sanford asks that his brother-in-law be promoted and transferred out of Captain Henry Semple's artillery unit (known as Semple's Battery). Following the letter (which was copied by Semple), are notes regarding the application and a...
In the letter Sanford explains that he has asked Mrs. Hall's husband, Thomas D. Hall, to serve as an assistant surgeon in his regiment: "He can render the country just as much service as surgeon, as he can as Captain of Cavalry. Besides this, his...
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