At the start of the Civil War, Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery (formerly Robertson's Battery). In the letter...
From June 1862 to November 1863, Bolling Hall, Jr., was lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements and upcoming campaigns; conditions in their new camp ("The water here is...
In the pamphlet Milner gives a "testimony" to argue against giving African American political power, and he blames the Republican Party for discord in the state: "There has not been a moment of peace in Alabama, since the black Republican party was...
The passage includes excerpts from federal legislation dealing with the Freedmen's Bureau. "Rules and Regulations for Assistant Commissioners" stresses that "the officer should never forget that no substitute for slavery, like apprenticeship...
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