During the Civil War, Moore served as a colonel of the 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses his oldest son's enlistment in the army; though he originally preferred for his son to join some other company, he had come to hope...
In the letter Ellis discusses the case of Adam Lowry, who was tried and convicted twice, first for stealing a hog and then for stealing a horse. After the second offense Lowry's right hand was branded with the letter "T" and he was put in jail. The...
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