At the start of the Civil War, Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery (formerly Robertson's Battery). In the letter...
Bolling H. Hall is the son of William Bolling Hall and Mary B. Hall, sister of Bolling Hall (1813-1897). In the letter Hall discusses his regiment's journey to its present location, giving details about the distances between points; skirmishes with...
In the letter he discusses clothing he and other men need; poor conditions in camp; mutual acquaintances (including the Halls' son, Alex); and interactions with the Union troops. He also observes that "The war is down to a business now...I am...
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