In the letter Lapsley mentions a European gun maker in Selma ("one of the most skillful gun makers I doubt not, in the Confederate states"), who would be willing to oversee an armory if the Confederate government were to establish one in the city....
The order addresses seven issues: 1) the appointment of a "chief bugler" and the specific schedule for bugle calls to be sounded throughout the day; 2) daily reports from orderly sergeants; 3) responsibilities of men on guard duty and the supplies...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, John Hall served in Co. B, 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent campaigns and losses ("Fort Morgan we learned yesterday, has been surrendered. Next may be Mobile");...
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