In preparation for General Lafayette's visit to Alabama, the committee purchased several types of alcoholic beverages (including brandy, wine, and "Jamaica Spirrits"), cigars, and oranges. A note on the back confirms that payment was received.
From May 1861 to May 1862 Crenshaw Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements; his first night on picket duty; rumors about campaigns and military activity; the relative peace in the area; sickness...
From June 1862 to November 1863, John Hall served in Co. E, 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements; weather and conditions in his new camp ("a tolerable pleasant place"); the log cabins that are being...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, Bolling Hall, Jr., was colonel of the 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses his own health (including his injured leg) and that of his brother, Crenshaw; conditions in camp;...
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