In the letter William discusses sickness in the area; the death of a couple of relatives from the disease; and the unnecessary expense of current lifestyles: "We live in a world of exstravegancy [sic] of dress & eating which cant [sic] be kept up...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses his father's recent visit; clothing that he and another officer he need; the health of the soldiers; conditions in...
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