Latest Alabama News from AP Nov 25

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Southwest Alabama Deputy Sheriff Remembered...Civil War letters opened to the public...

This photograph provided by the Library of Virginia William Henry Taylor, left, and Stephen Stewart, members of the 11th Virginia Infantry.. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Library of Virginia)

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) -- The deputy sheriff killed in a shootout in Alabama was a law enforcement veteran who served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and had recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan. Baldwin County Deputy Scott Ward was responding to a domestic disturbance call in Fairhope.

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- A real estate developer from Alabama is due in court on charges he violated the Clean Water Act by illegally filling wetlands on the Mississippi coast for financial gain. William "Rusty" Miller, of Fairhope, is scheduled for arraignment Monday in Gulfport.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Letters and diaries saved for 150 years from those who lived through the Civil War are offering a new glimpse of the arguments that split the nation.
The Library of Congress holds the largest collection of Civil War documents. It has pulled 200 items from its holdings for a new exhibit to reveal both private and public thoughts from dozens of famous and ordinary citizens who lived in the North and the South.
Robert E. Lee, for example, was grappling with divided federal and state allegiances. Ultimately, Lee believed his greater allegiance was to his native Virginia, as he wrote to a friend about resigning his U.S. Army commission.
Dozens of writings are featured in the new exhibit "The Civil War in America" at the library in Washington until June 2013.

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