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

  • Subject: Civil war
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    • Letter, William Sykes to James Sykes; 10/8/1863

    • Sykes family; Civil war; United States; Slavery; Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863; Middleton (Miss.); Columbus (Miss.); Sykes, James William, 1810-1885
    • Letter, William Sykes, Middleton, Mississippi, James Sykes, regarding the difficulties they are facing in the area, including limited resources, lack of news, and sickness among the family and slaves. He asks his brother to inquire about...
    • 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...
    • Claim against U. S. Government

    • Tupelo (Miss.); Okolona (Miss.); Pontotoc (Miss.); Verona (Miss.); Oxford (Miss.); Shannon (Miss.); Corinth (Miss.); Palo Alto (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Mississippi; Confiscations; Agriculture; Livestock; Grierson, Benjamin Henry,...
    • Narrative and list compiled by Jane Stewart Calhoun, documenting money owed to her by the government for food, supplies, animals, and other damages incurred during the Civil War, undated. She also mentions an unnamed Union spy who stayed with...
    • War tax receipt

    • Confederate States of America; Civil war; United States; Starkville (Miss.); Taxation; Hogan, Mary, 1800-1882
    • Receipt for $22.00 in taxes paid to the Confederate States of America by Mrs. Mary Hogan of Starkville, Mississippi. Signed by District 34 tax collector W. L. James, 1862.
    • Letter, S. H. Pope to W. H. Lee; 2/19/1865

    • Civil war; United States; Shuqualak (Miss.); Columbus (Miss.); Marriage; Weddings; Lee, Stephen D. (Stephen Dill), 1833-1908; Lee, W. H. (William Hollinshed), 1841-1910
    • Letter, Samuel H. Pope in Shuqualak, Mississippi, to William Hollinshed Lee, at the Officer's Hospital in Uniontown, Alabama, expressing his desire for Lee to visit him at his boarding house. Sims was wounded and captured. Pope sympathizes with...
    • 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; 3/17/1862

    • 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, 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...

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