Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions;
Describes to his brother what he eats and illustrates the bivouac bed they make from cane; indicates that his horse is lame and he would rather transfer to infantry or artillery; asks for writing materials.
Two letters on one sheet. Letter 1 (front): Brother (F.M.) describes events at school and recent news received of the war; Letter 2 (back): Mother (N.K.) requests that he write, describes events at home, and relates who has died in the war.
Explains that although he expected to be headed towards Alabama, instead they have passed through Winston, Leake, and Madison counties and are currently in Jackson, Mississippi which is "nearly all burnt down."