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 brother Bolling, who was wounded in battle ("I...was much surprised to hear that Bolling had been so ill...I...
In the letter Pugh discusses his recent illness and the treatments he took to recover ("My suffering has been very great from a disease I never heard of before called Shingles - a disease of the blood and skin never fatal but tormenting"). He then...
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