During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he responds to recent correspondence from his wife, in which her mood seemed "sad & melancholy." He...
At the time the letter was written, Anna was visiting her husband, Hubert Dent, in camp at Fort Barrancas. In the letter Mollie discusses the Confederate success at Fort Sumter ("Not one of our men killed or wounded!") and local troop movements....
In the letter she describes a raid by Union soldiers on her family's property: "After the Boats and Negroes all left we gathered up the fragments and were surprised that so much was left...We feel devoutly grateful that the place was not burned and...
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