At the time this letter was written, Jackson was serving as a captain in the 7th Alabama Infantry. In it he discusses conditions at the fort. He mentions "great sickness in the camp," including measles and typhoid fever, and he describes the strict...
From June 1862 to November 1863, Bolling Hall, Jr., was lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses conditions in camp ("The place is I think a very unhealthy one"); arms they have received; his own duties...
In the letter he discusses the clothes he will have made from the cloth recently received from home; drills and exercises the cadets are learning at the university ("It is thought that this corps is better drilled and disciplined than any corps...
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