In the letter Everett urges Milton to cooperate with the governor of Alabama to provide military protection at the saltworks in West Bay, Florida: "The operatives have so long & so often been injured & annoyed by insignificant raids upon their work...
During the Civil War, Hall served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses troop movements; news of Union raids in Alabama; the evacuation of the Confederate capital and Union victories; and the attitude of the citizens...
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