From May 1861 to June 1862 John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses recent picket duty near Union forces at Springfield, mentioning a special scouting mission, a skirmish with the enemy, and new Confederate...
Enclosed with his note is a letter from a Union soldier to his own wife; Dent sends it "in the way of a Yankee relic." The content is also of interest, however, because it gives the "Yankee account of our skirmish at Tuscumbia." At the start of the...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he explains that "the Gap is apparently as impregnable and impenetrable as ever," and he describes a recent skirmish with Union...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses clothing that he needs, listing it in order of priority. He also mentions reports of a skirmish on Raccoon Mountain. A transcript is included.
In the letter McDowell describes a recent skirmish in town between the Confederate and Union troops, and he refers to a battle at Chattanooga, which the Confederates are rumored to have won ("this may, or, may not be true"). He sends news of family...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes the Battle of Bean's Station, giving details about positions, orders, and casualties: "Genl Longstreet...
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