Portions of the letter are missing. At the start of the Civil War, Hubert Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery...
In the letter Strudwick discusses family members and acquaintances; expresses remorse for encouraging some of his relatives to move to California; and complains about the improved status of African Americans (whom he refers to collectively as...
During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he discusses illness in the camp and money that he and several other men have...
In the message Wallace refers to the May 13 episode of "The Huntley-Brinkley Report," which discussed the civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama. He asks Williams and Roberts to have their congressional committee investigate the program...
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