From May 1861 to May 1862 Crenshaw Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he describes a recent fight with enemy forces near Fairfax Station, Virginia, several days before the First Battle of Manassas (also known as the First...
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...
In the first letter, written January 3, 1916, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes ask Bankhead not to support the proposed selective service legislation, "which the jingoes and newspapers are urging upon Congress". In the second letter, written January 6, Bankhead...
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