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    • 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, 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, 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; E. J. Nash to cousin Carrie; 4/14/1862

    • Nash, Ira Marion, 1843-1862; Nash, John Jasper Newton, 1829-1911; Nash, James H., 1844-1890; Nash, Wiley Norris, 1846-1906; Nash, Stephen Evans, 1807-1863; Nash, Ira Norris, 1805-1863; Nash family; Civil war; United States; Confederate States of...
    • Letter, E. J. (Elvira Jane) Nash, probably from the home of her uncle Ira Norris Nash in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to cousin Carrie concerning her desire for news of her brother Jimmy serving in Wirt Adams Cavalry Regiment, news of the Battle of...
    • 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, 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 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, 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; 2/22/1864

    • Feemster family; Civil war; United States; Columbus (Miss.); Enterprise (Miss.); Grierson, Benjamin Henry, 1826-1911; Railroads; Military occupation; African-Americans; Selma (Ala.); Martial law; Religion; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster. He tells her about a local rumor that Columbus had been taken and burnt, adds that he gives no credence to it, and writes that he has heard Grierson is on his way. He...
    • 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, 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,...

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