In the letter Powell explains that he has moved from Huntsville to Franklin County near Tuscumbia and Florence ("they are even now places of great trade and considerable importance but are waging an eternal war against each other - which will...
On April 28, 1863, Federal troops burned the school and many buildings in LaGrange. The town was never rebuilt, and the land is now a part of Colbert County. The building and trees on the right side of this photograph have been drawn in.
In the advertisement Bobo describes the slaves and their owner, Rufus K. Flax of Attalla County, Mississippi, to "come forward and conform to the statute of this State in such cases made and provided."
These were families of "volunteers absent in the army," who were unable to provide for themselves. The list gives the names of the volunteers, the number of family members, and the amount of money required by each family for a year.