Roberts tells that he is camped on the outskirts of Atlanta and can hear the shelling of the city, which has injured women and children and other innocent civilians in the city, a tactic Roberts does not approve of or understand.
Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Sherman’s March to the Sea; Franklin, Battle of, Franklin, Tenn., 1864; Travel; Christmas;
Roberts tells of his travels to Columbus and rumor that the Yankees still have Murfreesboro in their possession and that the slaughter was terrible at the battle of Franklin. He says that he also heard a rumor that Sherman's Army had captured...
Health; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment; Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons;
Henderson describes his health; rations following the Battle of Murfreesboro; strict conditions; Earl Van Dorn capturing Union troops;