During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses upcoming troop movements: "If I go up into Kentucky...you all will recollect that my situation will be different...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he discusses activities in camp and the health of...
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. She had sent Mr. Harris some of her husband's drawings to repay a loan, and...
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