During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he asks his wife to send him "a ball of sowing thred," and he sends a message...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses upcoming troop movements and campaigns; his brother Bolling, who was wounded in battle; and clothing that he and his...
In this letter Frank tries to dissuade his granddaughter from smoking and warns her of the dangers of tobacco, citing medical authorities and personal experience. The message presents an unusual perspective for the time in which it was written.
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