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...
In the letter Howard discusses the political scene in the state and country, with emphasis on competition among the Democratic, Whig, and Know-Nothing parties: "In these days of 'Know Nothing' delusions the confidence between man and man is so...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, John Hall served in Co. B, 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he describes his regiment's duties as a reserve for the brigade: "We got this position by every other regiment in the...
This section gives information from Mr. Byrne about the death of his father, who was killed by Indians at his home in 1814; it also discusses Reuben Kemper, who had attempted to occupy Mobile in 1810 while it was still under the control of Spain.
This section gives information from Doctor Thomas G. Holmes, "about the Kemper Party in Alabama in 1810 and other things." Reuben Kemper had attempted to occupy Mobile, which was then under the control of Spain.
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