From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he argues in favor of conscript laws because "between 16 and 18 the state of Ala alone might recruit a force of at least 15,000...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses his younger brothers' upcoming visit to his camp; two barrels of vegetables sent from home that he has not received;...
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 journal Hildreth writes about his personal life and business in New Decatur, Alabama (also known as Albany), where he worked as a printer and newspaper editor. In the entries included here, he discusses how he came to settle in New Decatur...
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