During the Civil War, Davis served as a colonel in the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses mutual acquaintances who are ill or have been wounded, noting "what pain and anguish of heart has been endured on account of this...
In the letter Cadenhead explains that he has been unwell lately and that pain in his knees has affected his ability to march. Though he hopes to visit home soon, he does not think it will be possible: "I don't see any chance to get a furloue tho I...
Lucy was the widow of naturalist John Audubon. In the letter she offers condolences after the death of Mary's husband, Edward, who was a close friend of the Audubon family: "With you I can truly sympathize for what on Earth can supply to you his...
During the Civil War, Hall served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses troop movements (specifically mentioning the travels of his brother, Charlie); the conditions in Milledgeville ("rather an inferior city to be the...
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