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    • 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, 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, 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, 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, Anne to Loulie Feemster; 6/12/1864

    • Feemster family; Lowndes County (Miss.); Gaston family; Guineafowl; Chickens; Whooping cough; Clothing and dress; Textile fabrics; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Annie Gaston to her sister, Loulie Feemster, who has apparently joined Alex in Selma. She tells her sister not to expect a long letter because she lives ''in the back woods where I dont see nobody hardly.'' She writes about ducks and...
    • 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, S. H. Ross to Emmett Ross; 1/5/1865

    • Ross, Emmett Lloyd, 1838-1891; Ross family; Woodville (Miss.); Clothing and dress; Confederate States of America; Money; Jewelry
    • Letter, Sarah Howard Ross in Woodville, Mississippi, to her son, Emmett Ross, at Hazelwood. She is sending him, Mollie, and Elijah some shirts, socks, collars, and handkerchiefs. She tells him that she and Sissy were also able to get some clothes...
    • 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, 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, 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, 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, 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. ...

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