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    • Letter, A. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 6/21/1864

    • Plantations; Plantation overseers; Choctaw Agency (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); Civil war; United States; Agriculture; Parks family; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
    • Letter from Rice plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice in Mobile, Alabama, giving her a brief update on health and produce, then telling her that he is going to Atlanta to see his wounded son, 1864....
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw;  8/30/1862

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Brookhaven; Measles; Diseases; Civil war; United States; African-Americans; Slavery; Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864; Fort Donelson (Tenn.); Clarksville (Tenn.)
    • Letter from Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her about the ill health of himself, his son, some of the slaves, and the neighborhood in general. Some of the soldiers in Brookhaven have the measles. He tells her that he has been...
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 11/11/1863

    • Feemster family; Religion; Newspapers; Southern Observer; Boardinghouses; Selma (Ala.); Ransom, Lemuel Clark, 1831-1874; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, telling her about the newspaper (the ''Southern Observer'' referred to in subsequent letters), a weekly halfsheet which will start running in January and cost $5.00 a year. ...
    • 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, 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...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 3/17/1862

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Meridian (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 36th; Brown, Drury J.
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that a new regiment (the 36th Mississippi Infantry) was raised in Meridian, Mississippi, and elected Drury Brown as a colonel. He also writes that Copiah County has nearly two thousand men...
    • Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 5/14/1862

    • Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Measles; Diseases; Corinth (Miss.); Gunboats; Manchac (La.); Brookhaven (Miss.); Natchez (Miss.); Lawrence County (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Agriculture
    • Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that his health has not improved and that his wife, Almerinda (''Rinnie''), has the measles. He thinks that the measles were carried by sick soldiers from Corinth, Mississippi. Yankee...
    • 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, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 1/12/1864

    • Feemster family; Selma (Ala.); Railroad travel; Steamboats; Theft; Military chaplains; Civil war; United States; Southern Observer; Boardinghouses; Newspapers; Ransom, Lemuel Clark, 1831-1874; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, telling her that he arrived in Mobile and planned to stay in a hotel until he learned that a steamboat was available. He describes the wildlife he saw as they went up the...
    • 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...
    • 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, 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, 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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