Lucy was the widow of naturalist John Audubon, who was a close friend of Edward Harris. In the letter she mentions the recent death of her son and describes the financial difficulties she is experiencing: "You doubtless heard of my dear Johns [sic]...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he explains that his servant has arrived with the food his family sent ("It was as welcome as twas unexpected by me. It came in...
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