In the introduction, Pickett explains his method of gathering information: "I have taken many of the following notes down on paper in a great hurry, as fast as the people narrating would speak, and there are many mistakes in grammar, spelling &...
From May 1861 to May 1862 Crenshaw Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he describes a recent fight with enemy forces near Fairfax Station, Virginia, several days before the First Battle of Manassas (also known as the First...
In the letter Cadenhead explains that he has been unwell lately and that pain in his knees has affected his ability to march. Though he hopes to visit home soon, he does not think it will be possible: "I don't see any chance to get a furloue tho I...
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