Letter from "Lulu" (Martha Louisa Starr) in Charleston, South Carolina, to her fiance. They were married in December of 1870, and Wednesday fell on May 4 in 1870. She mentions meeting Robert E. Lee; he died only five months later.
Small journal kept by John Calvin Williams during the yellow fever epidemic in Dry Grove, Mississippi, in 1878. According to the note pasted later into the front of the journal, Williams himself died of the fever on October 31, 1878.
Volume 2 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 2 spans the dates of April-September 1861.