Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Civil War; Politicians; Presidents; Politics and government; Generals
Volume 19 of a continuing series (currently 31 volumes) showcasing an edited collection of documents by and about Ulysses S. Grant. Materials in the series span the dates of 1837-1885; volume 19 spans the dates of July 1, 1868-October 31, 1869.
Civil war; United States; Slavery; African-Americans; Alabama
Letter to Howell Hobbs from his cousin, Susan V. Batte, and her husband. Susan Batte mentions a cousin, Dick Batte, and his fear of being drafted into the army, and she asks if Hobbs has heard from his negroes yet. Mr. Batte writes of his recent...
Secession; Mississippi; Duck shooting; Children; Christmas; Hinds County (Miss.)
Letter to Eudora Hobbs in Salem, North Carolina, from her young brother, W. H. Hobbs, and her father, Howell Hobbs, near Jackson, Mississippi, 1861. The boy writes about Christmas firecrackers and food, as well as duck shooting. Howell Hobbs...
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Agriculture; New Orleans (La.); Fishing; Hinds County (Miss.); Women's clothing
Letter to Eudora Hobbs in Salem, North Carolina, from her father, Howell Hobbs, telling her about what he has planted in his garden. He mentions visiting New Orleans and eating oysters, and finishes with some local and family news. 1861.
Secession; Mississippi; Godey's lady's book and magazine; Weather; Hinds County (Miss.); Telegraph
Letter to Eudora Hobbs in Salem, North Carolina, from her father, Howell Hobbs, relating family news and discussing the ongoing session of Mississippi's Convention, 1861. He describes hard times where business and money are concerned. He tells her...