In the letter Terrell credits the Senate with stopping President Polk and his "war spirits in Congress" from declaring war on England. He also denounces Polk's invasion of Mexico: "As to the Mexican War, it was a bit in Polks [sic] mouth, this...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses possible changes in command ("There was a report that Beauregard would supersede Polk here...I believe he would be...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses food available in camp ("well supplied in the eating line); clothing he needs; weather in the area; possible troop movements and campaigns; his low...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses fighting in northeastern Mississippi, between Generals Polk and Sherman. He suspects that Sherman will next move...
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