Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A; Homesickness;
Jeremiah discussing his wish to leave the war and his desire to find a replacement.
Secession; Homefront; Cobb, Thomas Read Rootes, 1823-1862; Gerdine, Thomas Cobb; Southern States -- Identity; Railroads; Communication;
Roxana writes of talk of secession; their step-mother Sarah Chapin; T.R.R. Cobb; Tom Cobb Gerdine; the feelings of southerners via the north; her desire to obtain reliable northern news; talks of the new railroad through West Point; and writes of...
Songs--United States--20th Century; Popular Music--United States
Cover: drawing of a well dressed African American male asking a fawning African American female to dance; description reads ""fox-trot novelty song from the sensational musical comedy success Shuffle Along""
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons; Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries; Death;
Roberts describes a battle on Stone River. He tells of the death of Lieutenant Harden along with two men in their company, six horses, and two other men wounded. He then describes taking six to eight thousand prisoners of war and pieces of...
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.