In the letter John discusses the tense political climate across the country, the possibility of secession, and the necessity of fighting: "I heard to day [sic] that the latest telegraphic news was that Gov. Wise had been assassinated, Cobb had been...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In this letter he discusses recent troop movements (including a river crossing by a cavalry unit); the shelling of Chattanooga; duties in the...
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