From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he explains that he will be unable to get a furlough, and he discusses the possibility of getting a promotion: "If I do not get a position I shall...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he describes the Battle of Murfreesboro, giving...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, Bolling Hall, Jr., was colonel of the 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter (and postscript, which is dated February 17) he discusses upcoming troop movements and possible campaigns; his...
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