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...
From May 1861 to June 1862, John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses picket duty and the weather in camp ("It is so cold that I can hardly write"); upcoming troop movements and recent battles ("We are anxious to hear...
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