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 (a unit formerly commanded by Felix Robertson)....
In this letter to his grandson, Frank sends news of family and friends. Most of the letter, however, gives anecdotes and memories about notable figures from Frank's career, particularly General Douglas MacArthur.
This passage gives an account of the 1838 removal by Rebecca Neugin, who was three years old at the time. She mentions the possessions they carried, and she describes the traveling and living conditions during the journey. These memories were...
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