From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he explains that he will be unable to get a furlough, and he discusses the possibility of getting a promotion: "If I do not get a position I shall...
In the letter John tells of his regiment's arrival in Germany, describing the land, climate, and people. He discusses the prevalent German attitude toward the American victors in the small towns they have visited: "As a conquering army, I think we...
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