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 he...
During the Civil War, Thomas Hall served in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements as his regiment traveled to join Hilliard's Legion, mentioning the hospitality encountered on the way:...
At the beginning of the registers, students were to sketch the layout of their gardens. On the next pages they were to record the kinds of fruits and vegetables grown; the dates of planting and harvesting; the type of work done; the cost of seeds,...
In the letter Ward encloses the "Official Garden Calendar" that was sent out to encourage citizens to grow their own gardens. The handout includes information about crop rotation, growing seasons, and food preservation; the city plans "to install...
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