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    • "A Proclamation by the President."

    • 1865-05-08
    • Proclamation issued by President Johnson, declaring May 25, 1865, as a national day of mourning: "...to be observed, wherever in the United States the flag of the country may be respected...recommending my fellow-citizens then to assemble in their...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "An Alabamian Brings a Juggernaut to Life."

    • 1940-09-15
    • Article from the Montgomery Advertiser about Brigadier General Charles L. Scott, who formed the Second Armored Division of the U.S. Army at at Fort Benning, Georgia. George S. Patton (only a colonel at the time) was in charge of training under...
    • 2009-09-18
    • "An Old Man A Convict."

    • 1901-04-28
    • Letter from James Foster, a 68-year-old prisoner in Wetumpka, Alabama, to Governor W. J. Samford. In the letter Foster asks the governor to grant him parole. He acknowledges his guilt but argues that his good behavior makes him a worthy candidate...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "Anniston Mills Running Again."

    • 1934-09-26
    • "Normal Employment Is Expected To Be Reached In A Short Time." This article discusses the resumption of activity in Calhoun County's cotton mills after the unsuccessful nationwide textile strike (which began as a statewide strike).
    • 2010-07-27
    • "B on Hand During the Fair."

    • 1917-11
    • Advertisement card for the Henry County Fair in Abbeville, Alabama; the fair was held from November 12 to 17. The following is printed on the back: "We Want You to take a day or more off during fair time - help make up the biggest, jolliest crowd...
    • 2014-06-18
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861-01-09
    • Letter from L. W. Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama, to the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Garrott and Smith explain that because of the recent election of a Republican president, the governor of Alabama has called for a...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Conscripts Under Eighteen and Over Forty-Five."

    • 1864-04-08
    • This article cites The Richmond Whig, which reports that Confederate conscription has been extended to men between the ages of 17 and 50. This was the second time the age range had been increased; originally, only men between 18 and 35 years were...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Hear What I Say."

    • 1917-11
    • Advertisement card for the Henry County Fair in Abbeville, Alabama; the fair was held from November 12 to 17. The following is printed on the back: "We Want to See You at this exposition representative of this region's Agricultural, Horticultural,...
    • 2014-06-18
    • "Pensacola's Street Car Boycott by Negroes."

    • 1905-05-17
    • This article reports that African Americans in Pensacola, Florida, are boycotting street railroads to protest a proposed segregation ordinance. The article argues that while this response is common in cities with similar laws, the boycotts are...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Prices Collapse As Stock Mart Goes 'Haywire.'"

    • 1929-10-29
    • This article reports that stock prices have continued to fall after the crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"). Though financial leaders who met to discuss the matter seem to take "a more hopeful view of the situation," the floor of the stock...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Race Separation."

    • 1900-08-11
    • This article cites a newspaper from Washington, D.C., which predicts that segregationist sentiment in the nation's capital will lead to "Jim Crow" street cars there: "What is true in Washington is true elsewhere, and especially in the South. The...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The Assassination of Lincoln."

    • 1865-04-24
    • Editorials published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on April 24, 1865, discussing the reported deaths of President Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward. The first editorial denounces the assassinations, while still hoping "the entire story is a pure...
    • 2014-10-20
    • "The End of the Fight--Major Anderson Surrenders."

    • 1861-04-24
    • This article describes the Major Anderson's unsuccessful attempt to hold Fort Sumter against General Beauregard's Confederate forces. It also lists the terms of surrender: the Union forces will be able to keep their arms and property; Anderson will...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The Hoosier Club Plan."

    • 1921-02-10
    • Advertisement for Hoosier cabinets sold at the Jacobs store in Birmingham, Alabama: "This plan enables you to place one of the famous Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets in your home on payment of ONE DOLLAR--balance payable on club plan terms of convenient...
    • 2011-11-21
    • "The Maine Destroyed!"

    • 1898-02-16
    • This article discusses the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine in the harbor at Havana, Cuba; the cause of the explosion on board the ship was unknown at the time. In his initial report, the commander of the ship urged citizens to wait for more...
    • 2010-07-27

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