During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes the Battles of Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge, giving details about positions, orders, casualties, and prisoners....
In the letter John tells of his regiment's arrival in Germany, describing the land, climate, and people. He discusses the prevalent German attitude toward the American victors in the small towns they have visited: "As a conquering army, I think we...
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