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 May 1861 to June 1862 John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses activities and conditions in camp; the health of his fellow soldiers; traveling through Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi ("I wish I had...
In the letter Thrower writes about camp life and upcoming troop movements. He describes the new clothes he has just received ("more than I have got any use for now") and explains that his company will soon be leaving for the Cumberland Mountains in...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he explains that he has recovered from a recent illness; describes the journey he will have to make to return to his regiment ("Oh the march...
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