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    • Letter, John B. Sale to James Sykes; 11/21/1862

    • Sykes family; Sykes, James William, 1810-1885; Sale family; Civil war; United States; Slavery; African-Americans; Munfordville (Ky.); Munfordville, Battle of, Munfordville, Ky., 1862; Chalmers, James Ronald, 1831-1898; Confederate States of...
    • Letter, John B. Sale, Aberdeen, Mississippi, to James Sykes, primarily regarding the hire of a slave named Zeke, previously hired out to Shacklock. Law now wants Sykes to find other employment for Zeke to prevent him from joining the Union Army. ...
    • Letter, Nell TenBrook to Lucy Malindia Alexander; 1/7/1860

    • Vicksburg (Miss.); Paris (Ill.); Steamboats; Women; Social history; Bird, Mary Ellen TenBrook, b. 1843; Lamon, Lucy Malindia Alexander, b. 1843; Judson, Jacintha Alexander, 1828-1903; Judson, Willet Harmon, 1823-1890; Judson, Jennie Shields, b....
    • Letter from 17-year-old Ellen Mary 'Nell' TenBrook to her 17-year-old aunt, Lucy Malindia Alexander, in Paris, Illinois, January 1860. Nell is visiting her aunt (Lucy's sister), Jacintha 'Cinty' Alexander Judson, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and...
    • 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, 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...
    • 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; 10/18/1863

    • Feemster family; Social classes; Motherhood; Infants; Slavery; African-Americans; Race relations; Barksdale, William, 1821-1863; Lowndes County (Miss.); Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She writes about staying with Hallie while her husband John was in Mobile. When John returned, he brought an orange for each of them. She tells him that she finally...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 05/17/1863

    • Feemster family; Gaston family; Religion; Civil war; United States; Lowndes County (Miss.); Dreams; Pregnancy; Slavery; African-Americans; Courtship; Turkeys; Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster, Bigbee Bottom, Mississippi, to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama, discussing her Bible reading, news from family and friends and the fact that she is 'lonely and gloomy.' She mentions a letter sent to her...
    • 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...
    • 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. 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, William Sykes to James Sykes; 12/26/1864

    • Sykes family; Winona (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Slavery; African-Americans; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Confederate States of America; Sykes, James William, 1810-1885
    • Letter from William Sykes in Winona, Mississippi, to James Sykes, bemoaning the reelection of Abraham Lincoln, the end of his hopes for peace, and the impoverished and demoralized state of the Confederacy. He mentions the murder of a Captain...
    • Letter, James Ross to Emmett Ross; 9/4/1864

    • Ross, Emmett Lloyd, 1838-1891; Ross family; Marriage; Clinton (La.); Teachers; Bayou Sara (La.); Civil war; United States
    • Letter, James Ross in Clinton, Louisiana, to his son, Emmett Ross. He encourages his son to rest so that his leg injury will heal faster. He gives his consent for Emmett to marry Mollie (Mary Collins), even though he hasn't met his future...
    • 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...

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