During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses fighting in northeastern Mississippi, between Generals Polk and Sherman. He suspects that Sherman will next move...
In the letter Mrs. Vaughan explains that her husband, Vernon Henry Vaughan, has been arrested for being a "defiant Republican." The Ku Klux Klan has threatened their entire family, and they are no longer safe in the city: "They put him in jail...
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