From May 1861 to June 1862 John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses picket duty and small confrontations near Springfield, where the Union forces are gathering: "Our men have little skirmishes with the Yankees near...
In the letter he describes reaction to a report that Union forces were approaching Tuscaloosa. The alarm was proven false after the cadets were called to arms, but the event demonstrated the city's weakness in case of invasion: "The scouts came...
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 troop positions during the battle currently being fought in the area; his duties as a courier at the telegraph office during the fight; mutual...
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