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Letter from Hallie Cruse in Huntsville, Alabama, to her sister, Maria Walker, regarding the troubles of family and friends. She mentions a Confederate camp in Huntsville and refers to the 4th Alabama Regiment's involvement in the battle at Manassas. She talks about diseases killing many soldiers. She writes that the local minister, Mr. Banister, preaches a special sermon for soldiers during the Sunday School time. She refers to the 'sad reverses' at Fort Hatteras and Fort Clark. She also writes about a pair of handcuffs taken from Manassas and the great local interest in buying them.
Civil war; United States; Huntsville (Ala.); Fort Hatteras (N.C.); Fort Clark (N.C.); Fort Pickens (Fla.); Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 4th; Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876; Walker, Maria, 1820-1893
Correspondence: 2 p. ; 18.5 x 24 cm.
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Nannie Herndon Rice family papers, Folder 23
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