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Oral interviewed recorded by Christy Anderson, Montgomery County Historical Society at Pintlala Baptist Church on Saturday, April 29. You can listen to the entire interview here.

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On April 27, 2011 the community of Hackleburg, Alabama was hit by a EF-5 tornado. Eighteen members of the community lost their lives. The downtown's major businesses, resturants, police and fire departments, and town hall were destroyed. The Wrangler…

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Pierce is writing to his mother to express his happiness toward receiving letters from her and his brother Robert. Pierce discusses his sister's travel arrangements too. He also goes into details expressing his love of home and how it should remain…

Mary is writing to thank her sister for writing to confirm the arrival of Louisa.

Pierce is writing to his mother to see how she is adjusting to the outcome of the Civil War. He names several options for her to consider if she decides to relocate. He also reminds her to remain strong and optimistic despite the defeat.

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Two letters appear in this collection. Both are sent to Dr. Robert M. Young (Pierce's father). The first letter discusses the verdict in a manslaughter case, and the second letter discusses the events that took place once the writer left…

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A letter from P.M.B. Young to his Mother. Young discusses his health, and overcoming a recent illness. Additionally, Young outlines his views on marriage and graduation, as well as events at Fort Solomon.

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A letter from Robert to his mother, sent from Savannah, Georgia. Robert describes the beauties of Savannah, and potential plans to send his children to stay with his mother. He goes on to briefly describe his time in the northern cities of…

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A letter from Sister to Brother, detailing family events and the conditions of Sally, Carrie, and others. The author mentions the Summer plans of the family, as they plan to reside in Virginia Springs for the season. Additionally, a visit with Dr.…

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A letter from Kate to Unknown, concerning the state of the family and family friends. Cousin Henry, Sally, and Carrie are mentioned. Kate continuously mentions her sadness at the recipient's absence. 3 handwritten pages

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George William Young arriving in Cartersville on the next Monday with his wife, children, and one slave. Arranging for Louisa to make plans to meet them at the depot in Cartersville. 3 handwritten pages

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The letter was from Elizabeth Caroline Young to her son, dated September 6, 1859. In the letter, Elizabeth Caroline Young addresses current family topics, such as deaths, illnesses, and the state of the family in general. 4 handwritten pages

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This is an apology letter from Thomas to Kate for a lapse in writing. He expresses his satisfaction in knowing that the feelings she possesses for him are stronger than anyone else in his life. He confirms his affection for her, despite enjoying…

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Thomas expresses his wish to Kate that she would write more often, and that he spends energy and emotion waiting on her letters every day. He tells her that he must hear from her to be happy.

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A letter from Thomas Jones Jr. to Kate. Thomas updates Kate about family matters, discusses recent purchases, asks about her health. 6 handwritten pages

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Jones is writing Kate to question why she does not write him more often. He admits to being busy, and also writing several letters that were not mailed. However, he still questions why she does not write more. He describes the dull conditions of…

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A love letter from Lucy Dashwood to P.M.B. Young. 1 handwritten page.

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Young’s mother is writing him to congratulate and also express her excitement concerning Young’s complete conversion to Christianity. The letter goes into detail describing the importance of accepting “the Redeemer” into one’s life.

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Letter from Mary to her sister, Elizabeth Caroline Young. Mary inquires about Elizabeth's health, noted it as poor. Mary also mentions a proposed family visit, and reminisces about memories between the two sisters.

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A short letter from Young to his mother discussing the death of a “brother cadet” at the Georgia Military Institute. Young comments on the cause of death, which was pneumonia, and how symptoms such as pleurisy induced a very painful death. Young…

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Letter to Pierce concerning his military attire. The sender comments on epaulets that are available. The letter mentions seeing Pierce's name in the local Savannah newspaper as a cadet at West Point. In the article, Pierce is described as excellent…

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This letter from sister Louisa expresses how much she misses Pierce. She discusses a visit from Robert that went well. Louisa also expresses her pleasure at Pierce's bright future by complimenting his position at West Point. Louisa mentions a wedding…

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This letter expresses pain and disappointment related to the “very long time” since receiving a letter. Jeannie compares the love to a son to her love for Louisa. The letter also discusses the social life of Charleston, South Carolina.

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A letter to P.M.B. Young from a friend who is sick and unable to leave home.

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A brief letter from Louisa Jones to PMB Young. Louisa expresses how she misses her brother and is excited to see him during an upcoming visit. She mentions the condition of their brother, Robert. Louisa discusses family matters as well as mentioning…

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This hastily written two-page note expresses the author's enthusiasm and excitement for the forthcoming marriage of Dr. Jones to Lou, commenting that she is "one of the noblest of her sex." He also thanks Dr. Jones for the invitation and invites him…

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In this seven-page handwritten letter, in addition to an envelope, to P.M. Young, Josephine describes the Texas landscape in great detail, even explaining how much corn and flour cost. She is grateful for the equitable society available to her in…

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This two-page handwritten letter, with additional envelope, is a light-heartedl note that explains the weather in Newport and how the family is doing generally. He also briefly comments on the recent visit of Aunt Mary and Aunt Georgia.

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This is a two-page handwritten letter, presumably authored by P.M.B. Young himself judging by his account of the "frozen blue hell" and the frozen Hudson River. He compliments John on his engagement. On the eve of the outbreak of war, he offers a…

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This four-page handwritten letter from William Young is almost illegible. The author laments about his loneliness and hopes family comes to visit soon. He also details the health of himself and his family.

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4 handwritten pages, this letter is torn in the center and the author wrote vertically over the first page of the letter when concluding. This letter, while difficult to read, chronicles the general affairs of the family, including recent…

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This three-page handwritten letter is torn at the top. Written in Emma's hand. she details Ed's recovery from an unknown ailment. She mostly discusses family affairs and general news, including a recent birth, probably to entice her sister to visit…

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This three-page handwritten letter, including envelope, is indicative of the illiteracy of the unknown author. It is a simple letter chronicling how God can heal wounds of the flesh and of the heart and spirit. She expresses hope that Caroline will…

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In this two-page handwritten love letter to Kate, Thomas F. Jones, Jr. comments on visiting her bother, Frank, in Georgia. He explains how he desires to live in that part of the country. He indicates that he is "almost well again," but did not…

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While this one-page handwritten letter is incomplete, it is assumed to have been authored by P.M.B. Young. In it, he describes artillery and light infantry drills at West Point Military Academy, including his colleagues. He also comments generally…

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This four-page handwritten letter is commentary on life in Greenville, South Carolina. The author details his labor in fixing railings, fences, and gates. Additionally, he laments how difficult it is to grow a garden. In fact, he is so busy at…

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Thomas F. Jones, Jr. authored this seven-page handwritten letter describing an ordeal with an unidentified drunken friend. He was so drunk that Jones likened him to a "Patagonian" who likened him to "the Evil Spirit." He also reassures Kate the he is…

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In this three-page handwritten love letter, Thomas F. Jones, Jr. bestows his adoration upon the recipient. He comments how he loved another before, but the woman did not reciprocate his affections. He mentions that he traveled 500 miles by horse for…

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This handwritten one-page receipt, with envelope, from Stephens Hammond & Co. describes the purchase of ___________ and window glass by R.M. Young in February 1836.

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This three-page handwritten letter from M.L. Chester to Louisa Young condemns Louisa for not reciprocating love for him. He is clearly angered that Louisa did not agree with the friends he kept.

Following Chester's signature is a brief…

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This four-page handwritten letter from E.C. Young to his unidentified son, presumably P.M.B. Young, offers the author's condolences on the death of a friend at the military academy. He also comments on the well-being of the family and the hope that…

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Letter from Dr. Thomas F. Jones to S.V. Sheats. The letter is dated August 6, 1860 and was sent from Kingston, Georgia. The letter includes details of a proposed meeting between Jones and Sheats at a place where they have met prior - a location known…

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In this four-page handwritten letter from Elizabeth Jones, we learn that she wrote phonetically and struggled with grammar--suggesting some degree of illiteracy. This letter is general in content and mostly describes how the family is doing, her…

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P.M.B. Young writes a quick note to his mother about West Point, breakfast, and school. 2 handwritten pages.
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