In the letter Bolling describes campus activities and promises to do better in school than he had the previous year, despite his busy social life. He also discusses politics in detail, including the presidential election of 1860 and Virginia's...
In the letter Powell mentions the weather and mutual acquaintances, and he discusses the ongoing secession of Southern states: "The people in this part of the state are becomeing [sic] very restless about the state not seceding. Secession appears...
From May 1861 to June 1862 John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letters he discusses packages recently received from home; clothing and supplies the men still need; sickness in camp ("I am confident that they would soon be well if...
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