During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses his unsuccessful attempt to get out of the service because of a medical condition. He then explains that he wants his father to consult a lawyer and...
In the letter he mentions that exams have begun ("I have great doubts as to whether I can pass or not"), and he then discusses his desire to join a company being raised on campus: "The most of my friends have gone into it, and try very hard to get...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In this letter he discusses recent troop movements (including a river crossing by a cavalry unit); the shelling of Chattanooga; duties in the...
During the Civil War, Thomas Hall served in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses upcoming troop movements, and he explains that he is waiting to hear from his father before being mustered into service. A...
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