This article gives a lively account of the stock market collapse on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The remarkable era of avid public speculation in stocks which has swept over the country during the past five years came to a climax today in the...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses his unsuccessful attempt to get out of the service because of a medical condition. He then explains that he wants his father to consult a lawyer and...
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