During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses the need for new soldiers, hoping that "Our three successive defeats" (at Fishing Creek, Roanoke Island, and Fort...
From June 1862 to November 1863, Bolling Hall, Jr., was lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses money he has sent home; the availability of food in camp ("I think we had better wait awhile before we...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements ("it became evident that the retreat had commenced"); men who have been captured or are ill;...
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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