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...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he discusses his desire to be promoted and...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses traveling as a courier; difficult conditions in camp; the raid by General Joseph Wheeler in southeastern Tennessee; his opinion of several Confederate...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses food available in camp ("well supplied in the eating line); clothing he needs; weather in the area; possible troop movements and campaigns; his low...
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