During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the "private letter" ("let nobody see it"), he explains that he has unsuccessfully tried to get a discharge from service because of a medical condition. He asks his father to...
During World War II Engelhardt worked with the Red Cross in Europe. In the letter she describes work and leisure activities while working with the troops, and she compares the experiences of combat soldiers with those who work at military posts:...
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