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    • 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, 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. 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...
    • 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. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 12/14/1864

    • Plantations; Plantation overseers; Choctaw Agency (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); Cattle; Swine; Agriculture; Slaughtering and slaughter-houses; Spinning; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
    • Letter from plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice, reporting that he slaughtered some hogs and is sending her some meat and produce. He also writes about cattle and spinning. 1864.
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 10/9/1863

    • Feemster family; Religion; Revivals; Civil war; United States; Breastfeeding; Christian sects; Conversion; Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863; Infants; Slavery; African-Americans; Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Feemster,...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She is at her friend Hallie's and opens by telling him about her recent social calls. She says that the church doesn't seem ''much revived,'' but that the soldiers have...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 9/26/1863

    • Feemster family; Religion; Revivals; Conversion; Civil war; United States; Furloughs; Clothing and dress; Slavery; Race relations; Infant baptism; Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911; Lowndes County (Miss.)
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama, opening with news from the church. She says that not all the ministers were as enthusiastic as they should have been, but five professions were made. Willie has not...
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 7/31/1864

    • Feemster family; Tupelo, Battle of, Tupelo, Miss., 1864; Operational rations (Military supplies); Civil war; United States; Selma (Ala.); Religion; Furuncle; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, who has traveled to Enterprise, Mississippi. He tells her that his hand is swollen and that he is fighting ''a feeling of gloom and despondency.'' Charly wrote with an...
    • Letter, S. H. Ross to James Ross; 10/3/1864

    • Ross, Emmett Lloyd, 1838-1891; Ross family; Woodville (Miss.); Marriage; Confederate States of America; Money; Clothing and dress
    • Letter, Sarah Howard Ross in Woodville, Mississippi, to her husband, James Ross, in Clinton, Louisiana. She tells him that she is sending him two collars by Nathaniel Magruder. She asks if she can get Sissy a pair of shoes, explaining that their...
    • 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...
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 9/18/1863

    • Feemster family; Selma (Ala.); Boardinghouses; Teaching; Slavery; African-Americans; Race relations; Racism; Clothing and dress; Religion; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster, Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, explaining that it is impossible for her to join him in Selma because they can't afford it, and that there is no chance of her finding a little school to teach in. He suggests...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 9/21/1863

    • Feemster family; Religion; Freemasons; Revivals; Infants; Breastfeeding; Slavery; African-Americans; Traditional medicine; Civil war; United States; Draft; Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Lowndes County (Miss.); Feemster, Alexander Whitfield,...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She writes about a revival taking place among the Masons and tells him about some acquaintances who have joined. She also names people who have made professions at the...
    • Letter, Josephine Magruder to H. A. Magruder; 9/27/1861

    • Civil war; United States; Sharon (Miss.); Madison County (Miss.); African-Americans; Slavery; Indians of North America; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 18th. Company G; Confederate States of America. Army....
    • Letter from Josephine Magruder in Sharon, Mississippi, to her brother, Henry Archibald Magruder. She mentions that a Mr. Clark is leaving with supplies for the Confederate and Camden Rifles (Companies C and G of the 18th Mississippi Infantry,...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 11/9/1863

    • Feemster family; Slavery; African-Americans; Opium abuse; Infants; Clothing and dress; Civil war; United States; Friendship Cemetery (Columbus, Miss.); Lowndes County (Miss.); Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She tells him about friends and relatives, then mentions that her father is thinking of selling his place and his slaves. She doesn't think very highly of the Dunnings:...
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 12/2/1863

    • Feemster family; Civil war; United States; Furloughs; Selma (Ala.); Clothing and dress; Sewing; Ringgold Gap, Battle of, Ringgold, Ga., 1863; Knoxville, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, telling her how difficult it is for anyone to get a furlough, and none longer than ten days except for special emergencies. He expects to get a ten-day furlough soon and...

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