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 he...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he discusses his desire to be promoted and...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements; failure and hardship experienced by the army ("misfortune seems to have seized...
The report covers March 20 to July 18, 1972; this includes the assassination attempt in Laurel, Maryland, on May 15 and Wallace's recovery. From the preface: "The information contained in the following report was taken from the shift reports from...
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