In the letter William discusses sickness in the area; the death of a couple of relatives from the disease; and the unnecessary expense of current lifestyles: "We live in a world of exstravegancy [sic] of dress & eating which cant [sic] be kept up...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements; failure and hardship experienced by the army ("misfortune seems to have seized...
In the letter Wright describes the landscape of France ("if you could see this country once you would never be thru telling what a beautiful place it is") and interactions with the French people ("They dress so funny and do everything in the...
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