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...
From May 1861 to May 1862 Crenshaw Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he describes a recent fight with enemy forces near Fairfax Station, Virginia, several days before the First Battle of Manassas (also known as the First...
In the letter King discusses his business and the settlement of his father's estate, and he gives his views on the activities of the "fire eaters": "I addressed the people at Cahawba last week, and I think I succeeded in opening the eyes of many...
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