During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes the Battles of Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge, giving details about positions, orders, casualties, and prisoners....
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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