From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses the virtues of his mother, who died three years earlier: "Three years once seemed an age to me - it seemed that in that time the memory...
Lucy was the widow of naturalist John Audubon, who was a close friend Mary's husband, Edward. In the letter she mentions that she is recovering from "a most severe illness, produced by sorrows mental and physical." She explains that she will no...
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 first letter he writes his oldest son, giving him advice...
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