In the letter Edward Crenshaw gives news of Hall's five sons, who have been in battle; two of them have been wounded: "Capt. Pearce saw me just as I was leaving, and assured me that Bollings [sic] wound was only slight. But that he was rather...
At the start of the Civil War, Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery (formerly Robertson's Battery). In the letter...
Davis had been arrested for drunkenness and disorderly conduct by a Colonel Taylor. Semple argues that Davis should not be charged with more than intoxication while on duty, because he was provoked by Taylor: "the aggravations, of abusive language...
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