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.
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Civil War; Politicians; Presidents; Politics and government; Generals
Volume 24 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 24 spans the dates of 1873.
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. ...
Demopolis (Ala.); Mobile (Ala.); Montgomery (Ala.); Civil war; United States; Military occupation; Walker, John James, d. 1884; Oliver, Starke; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
Letter from W. H. R. in Demopolis, Alabama, to Augusta Hopkins Rice. He mentions Major Walker in Meridian, Mississippi and Starke Oliver, writes about the Yankees doing little damage in Montgomery, and also says that Yankees have 'quietly occupied'...
Plantations; Plantation overseers; Choctaw Agency (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); Cattle; Swine; Agriculture; Slaughtering and slaughter-houses; Spinning; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
Letter from plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice, reporting that he slaughtered some hogs and is sending her some meat and produce. He also writes about cattle and spinning. 1864.
Business; Gins; Civil war; United States; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 14th. Company K
Letter from Charles H. Abert to W. A. Blanchard, regarding the non-receipt of a gin band and other business matters. He writes that the war has begun in Charleston, and that his son, George Abert, has gone to Columbus to join the 'Rifle Company'...
Feemster family; Columbus (Miss.); Gaston family; Clothing and dress; Textile fabrics; Business; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
Letter, E. B. Gaston in Columbus, Mississippi, to his daughter, Loulie Feemster, telling her that some cloth she had requested can only be obtained with silver, and asking Loulie how she wishes to proceed. 1864.
Slavery; African-Americans; Civil war; United States; Sparta (Miss.); Men's clothing; Martin, Thomas Nelson, 1807-1886
Letter from H. S. Jemison in Sparta, Mississippi, to Judge Thomas Nelson Martin, regarding Jemison's plan to join a camp in Florida and his need for money for new clothes for the army. He also writes about slave matters, including discussion of...
African-Americans; Slavery; Clothing and dress; Molasses; Noxubee County (Miss.); Wells family
Letter, H. W. Foote, probably from Noxubee County, Mississippi, to Mr. Wells, sending him a slave girl named Gusty, who has a ''terrible disposition.'' He tells Wells, ''Do not treat her cruelly, but make her know her place.'' He also sends...
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...