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You've searched: Intellectual Underpinnings of the American Civil War

  • Digital Collection Title: ASERL
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    • 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, Jane Lipscomb to Elizabeth Wier; 2/28/1864

    • Lipscomb, Jane, 1810-1865; Wier, Elizabeth, 1798-1864; Enterprise (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Chatfield, William M.; Chatfield, George Washington, 1810-1881; Clergy; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 20th....
    • Letter, Jane Hardwick Lipscomb, probably from Jasper County, Mississippi, to her sister-in-law Elizabeth Lipscomb Wier at Enterprise, Mississippi, telling of the state of the anxiety of her daughter Laura and sympathizing with the recent troubles...
    • To the voters of Simpson and Copiah County; September 18, 1861

    • Copiah County (Miss.); Elections; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 12th. Company D; Taxation; Debt relief; Law; Brown, Albert Gallatin, 1813-1880; Confederate States of America
    • To the voters of Simpson and Copiah Counties,' a broadside written by Benjamin King, candidate for the Mississippi Senate. He opposed taxation, in particular county volunteer relief taxes, was in sympathy with the aims of the stay law, and...
    • Platform and Principles of the American Party, of the U. States; 1855

    • American Party; Columbus (Miss.); Political parties; Elections; Mississippi; Political Conventions; Philadelphia (Pa.); Fontaine, Charles D., 1817-1871; Swann, Fleming L.; Stith, R. S.; Horne, A. G.; Cash, McDowell & Kimbrough (Firm: Columbus,...
    • Broadside, Platform and Principles of the American Party of the U. States, Adopted in Convention at Philadelphia, June, 1855. Platform outlines fourteen planks of the American Party, formerly the Know-Nothing Party, including religion, patriotism,...
    • 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. 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; 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, 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, 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, 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, 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; 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, 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, 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...

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