Slavery; Slaves; Christmas; Plantation life; Clothing and dress; Marriage;
Roxana writes about her first Christmas on the Mississippi plantation; the celebrations of the plantation slaves; the making of clothes for slaves [in 1860 the census listed 73 slaves for the Gerdine plantation]; sending her congratulations on...
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.
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...
Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Patriotism;
Thanks Maggie for writing often and tells of his fear that the Confederate troops are losing enthusiasm and therefore giving the Union an advantage. Roberts also asks his wife to entertain the Major if he visits Oxford.
Health; Troop movements; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; War -- Relief of sick and wounded; Sadness; Sherman’s March to the Sea;
Tells Maggie that after his last letter Roberts was sent to the Hospital because he had risings that made it impossible for him to ride or walk, but has since recovered. Now he will be going with Lee's Corps to Augusta, Georgia. He predicts that...