In the letter he discusses a recent false alarm of a Union invasion in Tuscaloosa; military responsibilities of the cadets at the university ("If all the reports as to the whereabouts of the enemy are true, this Corps will not remain here idle, but...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements ("one of the severest marches that I have ever made"); a recent visit with his brothers, who...
At the start of the Civil War, Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery (formerly Robertson's Battery). In the letter...
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