During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he describes the Battle of Vera Cruz, which resulted in the surrender of the city to American forces: "I am...
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...
McGhee served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Missouri during World War II. In the letter he discusses the Japanese surrender on the Missouri; the occupation at Yokosuka Naval Base; and the bombing of several cities in Japan. Also...
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