Dalton, First Battle of, Ga., 1864; Death; Military retreats; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons; Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries;
Roberts writes about a battle two miles northeast of Dalton in which they sent the Union back to Chattanooga. He notes that the Confederates lost about 125 killed and wounded but that the Union lost three times as many and 150 Federals were taken...
Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment; Weather; Troop movements; Military retreats;
Edwin's discontent at current conditions; mentions the Conscription Act, hunger & issues of supplies, H.R. Miller's departure, delays in transfer, retreat from Yorktown, weather conditions, and loyalty to his fellow soldiers
Troop movements; Military retreats; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions;
Describes his feeling during recent retreat, preparing for an upcoming march rumored as heading either Chattanooga or Savannah, destruction in his father's town and knowledge they will pass through Mobile.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Troop movements; Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863; Military retreats;
Heard that Jackson, MS had been evacuated; uncertain if letters could get through but would try; mentioned that Vicksburg had fallen; describes his march into Maryland and Pennsylvania; mentions battle of Gettysburg and the falling back, although...