Slavery; Slaves; Child rearing; Southern States -- Identity; Plantation life; Gerdine, Thomas Cobb;
Roxana writes of her baby Tom Cobb Gerdine; Tom's nurse (slave) and the differences between ""northern"" and ""southern"" children; their sister Lucy Chapin (who came to teach at the Lucy Cobb Institute in January 1859; William L.C. Gerdine's...
Homefront; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Business;
Responding to a letter from Roberts' wife in which she tells him that the Yankees have taken their cow and calf. He sends her advice and tells her about life in middle Tennessee and about the biography of Aaron Burr he is reading.
Death; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions;
Tells Maggie that the Yankees took about fifty men and a hundred horses from his cavalry regiment and they had killed some of them and taken six prisoners. Roberts claims that the men in his cavalry have become too comfortable.
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment;
Responds to letters from his Maggie and tells that he has a horse to ride home. Roberts writes of a battle on the 20th of September that he did not believe was decisive and says that they must move in order to get more food. He also predicts a...
Perryville, Battle of, Perryville, Ky., 1862; Death; Health; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment; Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries;
Henderson discusses his march through Kentucky, including the Battle of Perryville ; details the deaths of two members of his regiment, Bud Brassel and William Nesbit; his health; supply prices
Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863; Skirmishing; Homefront; Death; Imprisonment; Theft;
Henderson sends sympathy for Sallie's unfortunate health following his furlough; the weather; rumor from the homefront & Vicksburg; skirmishes with his company; news of a local man's imprisonment for killing a member of Henderson's company for...
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008; Political campaigns -- United States; United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009; Campaign debates -- United States; University of Mississippi -- History; Chick-Fil-A Corporation;