During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the diary he describes his war service from May 26, 1846, to May 13, 1847. He mentions troop movements in Mexico and...
From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses conditions in camp; traveling to his present location ("we had to go up on box cars...The men were very much crowded too but Capt. Davis...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes the bombardment of an English blockade runner by Union forces: "...English vessel run the blockade at Fort Morgan loaded with guns...
In the letter McRae explains that he will not return to the United States now that the war has ended: "Brother John continues to urge me to come back, but it is useless. I could not do so if I would & I would not if I could. There are reasons which...
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