In the letter Woodbary expresses surprise at discovering that a fellow New Englander had also moved to the South. She writes about her difficulty in adjusting to Alabama because "the manner and customs of the people here are so different from those...
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...
At the start of the Civil War, Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery (formerly Robertson's Battery). In the letter...
From June 1862 to November 1863, Bolling Hall, Jr., was lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses his duties in camp ("You seem to have all been under the impression that I have had command of the Legion...
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