In this message to the United States House of Representatives, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that...
The first few entries were written before the war; they discuss Wilson's work as a clerk in a cotton house and his social life in Mobile. Most of the diary, however, focuses on his military service during the Civil War. He describes camp life and...
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