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 activities and conditions in camp; the health of his fellow soldiers; traveling through Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi ("I wish I had...
In the letter Martin comments on Dellet's rebuke of John Quincy Adams over his recent speech to African American citizens in Pittsburgh: "His expressed wish that the day of blood and carnage might come upon the South by a servile war is I think...
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