From May 1861 to June 1862, John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses the Battle of Seven Pines: "Gen. Rhodes made us a little speech before we got to the field telling us how much the day depended on us &c. We needed...
In the letter John writes of an American attack on German forces in France, describing the trenches, casualties, prisoners, and battlefield: "Our wounded showed wonderful nerve and good spirit. The Germans too were rather uncomplaining, with a few...
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