At the time this letter was written, Jackson was serving as a lieutenant colonel in the 47th Alabama Infantry. In it he discusses the recent Confederate defeat at Gettysburg. He describes in great detail the advance of his regiment during the...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes recent losses in his company and the soldiers' difficult journey to their present encampment: "Since the fight at Perryville...
Jones had been appointed as a judge to the U.S. district court in 1858, but he resigned that post when Alabama succeeded. In the letter he asks to be a judge in the "new federal courts" that will be established by the Confederate government.
During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he explains the anxiety he felt during his young son's recent sickness: "When I heard from you of my dear...
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