From May 1861 to June 1862 John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letters he discusses activities in camp; the illness of his brother, Crenshaw, and other men in the regiment; a comet he saw ("with the longest tail that I have ever...
At the time this letter was written, Jackson was serving in the 47th Alabama Infantry. In it he describes the recent Confederate victory at the Battle of Gaines' Mill (also known as the Battle of Chickahominy River): "This is one of the greatest...
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