During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses unconfirmed reports about Confederate successes, which he doubts to be true: "...have just heard that General Bragg had taken Buel...
In the letter Dr. Thomas discusses problems he has had with their slaves. He explains that he wants to resolve the situation peacefully and that he has no intention of harming Martha: "John I believe was influenced to run away by Matilda...I could...
In the letter, written shortly after the assassination of John Kennedy, Sheldon accuses Lee Harvey Oswald of Communist activities and ultimately blames the president's death on Communism: "I feel that now is the time to organize our forces. About...
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