During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he describes a recent snowball fight: "There was many a battle fought yesterday, among the soldiers, with snowballs. About nine (9) oclock Capt Drew, of Co 'A,'...
In the letter Flournoy says that he is no longer interested in maintaining a plantation, and he asks Hall to purchase some of his slaves: "Lawyers, doctors, & merchants should have nothing to do with plantations & negroes--Overseers are...
In the message Abernathy criticizes the dismissal of Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick from Alabama State College, and he warns that citizens will no longer support the school if such repressive actions continue: "If you are bent upon destroying Alabama...
Pierson ends the statement with a note to his wife in Pontiac, Michigan: "I send you Winstons [sic] Horse that he used to Rout [sic] his negroes in the morning they are now working for the price of liberty and do not Require driving."
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