In the letter John discusses traveling through Alabama and Georgia, and he describes the Creek uprising after the Treaty of Indian Springs was signed: "The Creek Indians are in a great commotion at present. On Saturday last they have killed Genl....
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...
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