During the Civil War, Moore served as a colonel of the 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses his oldest son's enlistment in the army; though he originally preferred for his son to join some other company, he had come to hope...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he explains that "the Gap is apparently as impregnable and impenetrable as ever," and he describes a recent skirmish with Union...
In the letter Lapsley discusses possible coal supplies to the foundry in Selma, if the Confederate government establishes an armory there. In particular he mentions the estimates given by William P. Browne, who plans to discuss the matter with...
In the letter McDowell describes a recent skirmish in town between the Confederate and Union troops, and he refers to a battle at Chattanooga, which the Confederates are rumored to have won ("this may, or, may not be true"). He sends news of family...
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