In the letter Mary Ann discusses unreliable mail delivery and refers to the "flag of truce" system developed by the United States Postal Service for delivering mail between the North and South. She sends news of her family and mutual acquaintances,...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard’s Legion. The reorganization of Hilliard's Legion (described in this letter) became official on November 25, 1863. Following reorganization, Crenshaw was...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he reports that he is safe after the recent battle (he had been supposed dead), though many men were wounded and taken prisoner;...
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