From May 1861 to June 1862 John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements; upcoming campaigns; soldiers who were court-martialed [sic] for falling asleep on picket duty ("It is thought quite...
In the letter he discusses clothing he and other men need; poor conditions in camp; mutual acquaintances (including the Halls' son, Alex); and interactions with the Union troops. He also observes that "The war is down to a business now...I am...
In the letter Nat describes the landscape; his responsibilities as a commissary sergeant; living conditions and leisure activities where he is stationed ("if I do not enjoy myself it is my own fault. My house is a cozy little nest, a model...
In the letter Wright describes the landscape of France ("if you could see this country once you would never be thru telling what a beautiful place it is") and interactions with the French people ("They dress so funny and do everything in the...
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