In the letter Clay appeals to patriotism by stressing Alabama's involvement in the current Indian conflict, but he points out that service will probably not be required after the Creek War ends: "Regarding our locality and the numerous Indian...
From May 1861 to May 1862 Crenshaw Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses the journey to their current location ("one continued train of accidents and delays "); conditions in camp; the health of the men in his...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses upcoming troop movements and campaigns; his brother Bolling, who was wounded in battle; and clothing that he and his...
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