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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; 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, 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, A. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 7/11/1864

    • Plantations; Plantation overseers; Choctaw Agency (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); Civil war; United States; African-Americans; Slavery; Agriculture; Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891; Resaca, Battle of, Resaca, Ga., 1864; Atlanta (Ga.);...
    • Letter from Rice plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice in Mobile, Alabama, opening with the health of the slaves and the state of the crops. Parks writes that his son, who was wounded after fighting...
    • Letter, S. H. Ross to Emmett Ross; 8/22/1864

    • Ross, Emmett Lloyd, 1838-1891; Ross family; Draft; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Light Artillery, 1st. Company G; Furloughs; Railroad travel; Civil war; United States; Health
    • Letter, Sarah Howard Ross at Piney Vale to her son, Emmett Ross, opening with a comment on his ''misfortune'' and telling him of her recent bad health. She writes that Colonel Cook might accompany her to Brookhaven, mentioning the train...
    • Tax in kind

    • Taxation; Confederate States of America
    • Estimate and assessment of tax owed on pork: H. Wilson of Copiah County paid 104 pounds pork to the Confederate government, as a 10% tax on 1040 pounds assessed. Payment received by agent T. H. Wheeler at Depot No. 3, 4th Congressional District. ...
    • 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, 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, C. Morrow to W. H. Lee; 11/20/1861

    • Civil war; United States; Columbus (Miss.); Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 48th. Company C; Confederate States of America; Young women; Sewing; Lee, W. H. (William Hollinshed), 1841-1910
    • Letter, Clotille Morrow, a teenaged girl in Columbus, Mississippi, to William Hollinshed Lee, telling him that Columbus is ''exceedingly dull,'' with no parties, weddings, or beaux. Captain Baskerville has raised a cavalry battalion with five...
    • 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...

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