In the letter Cash describes a potential duel between James D. Westcott and Thomas Baltzell. Accompanying the letter is a document (both original and transcript) establishing rules for the duel, as well as date and place.
From May 1861 to June 1862, John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses picket duty and the weather in camp ("It is so cold that I can hardly write"); upcoming troop movements and recent battles ("We are anxious to hear...
In the letter Sayre sends news of mutual acquaintances; mentions several people who have died ("death has been making fearful havoc among people in that neighborhood"); conscription of soldiers; the prospect of peace ("I don't think it will come...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses fighting in the area ("A day without an artillery duel, is the exception, and not the rule"); news from Mobile regarding the fall of several...
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