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...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he describes the Battle of Murfreesboro, giving...
During the Civil War, Hall served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses his health ("I have a pretty bad case of a camp disease"); supplies and clothing he needs; possible troop movements; news of the war in other parts of...
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