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You've searched: Intellectual Underpinnings of the American Civil War

  • Description: War
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    • 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; 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...
    • Letter, Elizabeth Wier to Mary Elizabeth Wier, 4/11/1861

    • Wier, Mary Elizabeth, 1822-1909; Wier family; Civil war; United States; Lauderdale County (Miss.); Childbirth; Children; Parker family; Wier, Robert Stuart, 1829-1864; Confederate States of America.Army. Mississippi Infantry, 14th. Company B...
    • Letter, Elizabeth Wier from Lauderdale County, Mississippi, to her daughter Mary Elizabeth Wier. She mentions the recent birth of a Parker grandchild, the health and excitement of her daughter Sue Parker, and the activities of other family...
    • Letter, W. S. Lee to W. H. Lee; 3/29/1862

    • Civil war; United States; Confederate States of America; Draft; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lee, W. H. (William Hollinshed), 1841-1910; Edgefield District (S.C.); Religion; God
    • Letter, William States Lee, a minister in Edgefield District, South Carolina, to his grandson, William Hollinshed Lee, of Blythe's Regiment, Company A, Corinth, Mississippi. He mentions the evacuation of Columbus and doesn't know if the letter...
    • Letter, S. H. Pope to W. H. Lee; 2/19/1865

    • Civil war; United States; Shuqualak (Miss.); Columbus (Miss.); Marriage; Weddings; Lee, Stephen D. (Stephen Dill), 1833-1908; Lee, W. H. (William Hollinshed), 1841-1910
    • Letter, Samuel H. Pope in Shuqualak, Mississippi, to William Hollinshed Lee, at the Officer's Hospital in Uniontown, Alabama, expressing his desire for Lee to visit him at his boarding house. Sims was wounded and captured. Pope sympathizes with...
    • Letter from Matilda Patterson; 09/2/1861

    • Civil war; United States; Agriculture; Green, Anna, 1804-1886; Moore's Bayou (Quitman Co., Miss.); Tunica County (Miss.)
    • Letter from Matilda Patterson from Moor's Byue (Moore's Bayou), Tunica County, later Quitman County, Mississippi to her sister Anna Green, relating family and local news, and praising the soldiers fighting in the war. She mentions that son Joseph...
    • 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, Sallie to Emmett Ross; 2/14/1865

    • Ross, Emmett Lloyd, 1838-1891; Ross family; Woodville (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Weddings; Marriage; Clothing and dress; Textile fabrics
    • Letter, ''Sister Sallie'' to Emmett Ross, telling him that she attended the wedding of one of Mr. Harris's daughters. The groom was late because the roads were in such bad condition. She notes that the war hasn't affected the number of...
    • Claim against U. S. Government

    • Tupelo (Miss.); Okolona (Miss.); Pontotoc (Miss.); Verona (Miss.); Oxford (Miss.); Shannon (Miss.); Corinth (Miss.); Palo Alto (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Mississippi; Confiscations; Agriculture; Livestock; Grierson, Benjamin Henry,...
    • Narrative and list compiled by Jane Stewart Calhoun, documenting money owed to her by the government for food, supplies, animals, and other damages incurred during the Civil War, undated. She also mentions an unnamed Union spy who stayed with...
    • Letter, Anonymous to Wife; 6/5/1853

    • Slavery; Slave trade; Slaveholders; Abolitionists; Christian literature; Artists; Annexation; Texas; Natchez (Miss.); Saint Louis (Mo.); New Orleans (La.); Mobile (Ala.)
    • Letter from an unidentified illustrator of Indians who is publishing a book, from Natchez, Mississippi, to his wife in Vermont, 1853. The writer criticizes the institution of slavery and believes that a civil war is the only hope of ending it. He...

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