From May 1861 to May 1862 Crenshaw Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements; his first night on picket duty; rumors about campaigns and military activity; the relative peace in the area; sickness...
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 describes the Battle of Murfreesboro, giving...
Tichenor describes the postwar situation for the freed slaves from a paternalistic viewpoint: "Four millions of human beings, under the influence of a misguided philanthropy, have been rendered destitute of homes, protection, and comfort, and have...
Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail
Thumbnail with title
Grid with smaller thumbnails and more detail
Select the collections to add or remove from your search