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    • Poem, To Mrs. L. Feemster

    • Feemster family; Poetry; Religious poetry; Grief; Death
    • Poem dedicated to Loulie Feemster by Martha A. Feemster at Ridgeway, sympathizing in the loss of her young son, Henry, and assuring her friend that he is happy in heaven. ''Original poem on death of little Henry'' is written on the reverse. 1862.
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 3/23/1863

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Port Hudson (La.); Civil war; United States; African-Americans; Slavery; Brookhaven (Miss.); Agriculture; Confiscations; Spinning; Children; Diseases
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw. He is feeling much better, but his wife, Almerinda (''Rinnie''), is still in bad health. Their son, Clarence, likes to go out to the fields before dinner and ride home on a plow mule. He writes that...
    • Letter, A. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 5/31/1864

    • Slavery; African-Americans; Plantations; Plantation overseers; Traditional medicine; Agriculture; Oktibbeha County (Miss.); Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
    • Letter from Rice plantation manager A. B. Parks in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice in Mobile, Alabama, regarding the state of the slaves and crops. A slave named Mariah had 'convulsion fits' and was bled by the doctor until...
    • Letter, W. H. R. to Augusta H. Rice; 4/21/1865

    • Demopolis (Ala.); Mobile (Ala.); Montgomery (Ala.); Civil war; United States; Military occupation; Walker, John James, d. 1884; Oliver, Starke; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
    • Letter from W. H. R. in Demopolis, Alabama, to Augusta Hopkins Rice. He mentions Major Walker in Meridian, Mississippi and Starke Oliver, writes about the Yankees doing little damage in Montgomery, and also says that Yankees have 'quietly occupied'...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 5/14/1862

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Measles; Diseases; Corinth (Miss.); Gunboats; Manchac (La.); Brookhaven (Miss.); Natchez (Miss.); Lawrence County (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Agriculture
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that his health has not improved and that his wife, Almerinda (''Rinnie''), has the measles. He thinks that the measles were carried by sick soldiers from Corinth, Mississippi. Yankee...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 12/07/1862

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Brookhaven; Coffeeville, Battle of, Coffeeville (Miss.), 1862; Civil war; United States; African-Americans; Slavery; Salt; Shoes; Diseases
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that his wife, Almerinda (''Rinnie''), is very ill with ''billious cholic.'' Their son, Clarence, has recovered from his toothache. He mentions making shoes for the negroes. There was a...
    • Letter, William Sykes to James Sykes; 10/8/1863

    • Sykes family; Civil war; United States; Slavery; Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863; Middleton (Miss.); Columbus (Miss.); Sykes, James William, 1810-1885
    • Letter, William Sykes, Middleton, Mississippi, James Sykes, regarding the difficulties they are facing in the area, including limited resources, lack of news, and sickness among the family and slaves. He asks his brother to inquire about...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 3/17/1862

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Meridian (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 36th; Brown, Drury J.
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that a new regiment (the 36th Mississippi Infantry) was raised in Meridian, Mississippi, and elected Drury Brown as a colonel. He also writes that Copiah County has nearly two thousand men...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 12/2/1861

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Agriculture; Cotton; Civil war; United States; Brookhaven (Miss.); Diphtheria; Diseases
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw. He writes that he is still unwell and that he has the ''flux.'' Another company left Brookhaven, but there is no news from the war. He tells her about the cotton and some hogs that they plan to...
    • Platform and Principles of the American Party, of the U. States; 1855

    • American Party; Columbus (Miss.); Political parties; Elections; Mississippi; Political Conventions; Philadelphia (Pa.); Fontaine, Charles D., 1817-1871; Swann, Fleming L.; Stith, R. S.; Horne, A. G.; Cash, McDowell & Kimbrough (Firm: Columbus,...
    • Broadside, Platform and Principles of the American Party of the U. States, Adopted in Convention at Philadelphia, June, 1855. Platform outlines fourteen planks of the American Party, formerly the Know-Nothing Party, including religion, patriotism,...
    • Letter, Thomas C. Billups to E. H. Myers; 6/13/1864

    • Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 43rd; Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864; Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886; Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891; Adams, John, 1825-1864; Harrison, Richard, 1821-1876; Myers,...
    • Letter from Thomas C. Billups in Columbus, Mississippi, to E. H. Myers, editor of the Southern Christian Advocate, requesting $100 worth of issues to be sent for three months to soldiers in the 43rd Mississippi Regiment, care of chaplain John...
    • Letter, Jane Lipscomb to Elizabeth Wier; 2/28/1864

    • Lipscomb, Jane, 1810-1865; Wier, Elizabeth, 1798-1864; Enterprise (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Chatfield, William M.; Chatfield, George Washington, 1810-1881; Clergy; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 20th....
    • Letter, Jane Hardwick Lipscomb, probably from Jasper County, Mississippi, to her sister-in-law Elizabeth Lipscomb Wier at Enterprise, Mississippi, telling of the state of the anxiety of her daughter Laura and sympathizing with the recent troubles...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 3/10/1863

    • Business; Feemster family; Gaston family; Sewing; Fabric; Clothing and dress; Poetry; Civil war; United States; Oaths; Race relations; African-Americans; Tennessee; Courtship; Lowndes County (Miss.); Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Feemster,...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster, Bigbee Bottom, Mississippi, to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama, opening with news of church and business. She lists the fabrics she bought for clothes and includes a humorous limerick about wives spending...
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 10/10/1863

    • Feemster family; Selma (Ala.); Slavery; Civil war; United States; Boardinghouses; Religion; Hymns; Infant baptism; Slavery; African-Americans; Revivals; Freemasons; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, addressing the issue of her joining him in Selma. He suggests again that her father might loan her the money, and that he might prefer to use Confederate money. He also...


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