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...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he describes a recent snowball fight: "There was many a battle fought yesterday, among the soldiers, with snowballs. About nine (9) oclock Capt Drew, of Co 'A,'...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, Bolling Hall, Jr., was colonel of the 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he reports that his brother, James, is safe (he had been reported dead). He also discusses difficulties he is...
In the first letter, written July 11, 1830, Lewis discusses the conflict between Governor Gabriel Moore and Colonel John McKinley. McKinley allegedly did not support Moore's nephew for the post of U.S. marshal, and Lewis predicts that "this...
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