During the Civil War, Alfred Moore served in the 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses possible troop movements; the construction of local defenses; rumors of Union advances; conditions and activities in camp; and the...
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 he discusses mutual acquaintances; conditions in...
For his work Wilson is to receive $6 each month ("payable in Green Backs") plus room and board. He will have the "privilege of raising chickens and a garden for his own use," but he will not be allowed to sell any poultry or produce. The contract...
This article offers a defense of Southern secession and blames the Lincoln and the North for starting the war: "We have asked but our rights. We simply desired to be left alone, to conduct our own government free from abolition meddlesomeness....
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