In the first letter, written April 9, 1917, Burgess discusses a proposed bill promoting "compulsory or universal military training" for men ages eighteen to twenty-five. He asks Bankhead to have the bill amended to lower the age of eligibility: "To...
In the letter Hurter describes voter registration in Mobile: "We have registered all who have come forward without any delay. There has been a strong disposition on the part of the whites not to register but they are gradually overcoming that...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter Semple asks Roy about the eligibility of an...
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