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

  • Subject: African-Americans
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    • 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; 12/07/1862

    • 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...
    • Dr. B. F. Barry statement and receipt

    • Physicians; Medicine; Dentistry; Slavery; African-Americans; Starkville (Miss.); Curry family; Bond, Sarah E. (Sallie), 1830-1902
    • Receipt for Sarah E. Curry's payment of $232 to Dr. B. F. Barry for a variety of medicines, tooth extractions, child delivery, and visits to members of the household, including slaves. Sarah E. Curry married W.P. Bond in 1888. 1864.
    • 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, 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, William Sykes to James Sykes; 12/26/1864

    • Sykes family; Winona (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Slavery; African-Americans; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Confederate States of America; Sykes, James William, 1810-1885
    • Letter from William Sykes in Winona, Mississippi, to James Sykes, bemoaning the reelection of Abraham Lincoln, the end of his hopes for peace, and the impoverished and demoralized state of the Confederacy. He mentions the murder of a Captain...
    • Letter, A. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 4/17/1864

    • Civil war; United States; Confederate Army; Slavery; African-Americans; Plantations; Agriculture; Livestock; Plantation overseers; Choctaw Agency (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
    • Letter from Rice plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice in Mobile, Alabama, regarding the state of the crops and livestock and the health of the workers, including slaves, 1864.
    • 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, A. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 2/6/1865

    • Plantations; Plantation overseers; Choctaw Agency (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); African-Americans; Slavery; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
    • Letter from plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice, regarding the sickness of some of the slaves and the necessity to call Dr. Perkins. He also writes about trying to obtain butter from Judge Carr. ...
    • 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...

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