Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment; Sins; Alcohol; Gambling;
Mother begs Will not to gamble or drink; worries about camp life; father writes about his enjoyment of Will's letters home; mentions several friends and family; talks about a young man who ran away to Pensacola against his parent's wishes
Ingraham, J. H. (Joseph Holt), 1809-1860; Homecoming; University of Mississippi -- Students; Travel; Death;
Talks about most recent letter from Will and hope that he will stay at school a bit longer before coming home. Most of the letter is dedicated to the shooting of Reverend Joseph Holt Ingraham and his last moments
Guard duty; Religion; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Falkner, William C. (William Clark), 1825-1889; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A; Slaves; Slavery;
Hope for peace but peace "with honor;" increased picket guards; camp life and drilling of companies; foraging; religion in camp; slave sent to him; their new house; Colonel Falkner; University Greys; prices in town
Confederate States of America. Army -- Salaries, etc.; Money; Business;
Delighted with her letter; but was sad to hear of the many hardships she was having to endure; although his pay has increased it is impossible to save anything; after the war he plans to go into business of some kind to support the family; mother...
Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment;
Seven Days Battles; McClellan's wait; possibility of European powers intervening; camp life and supplies; understands a fight took place near Holly Springs; sending letter by Jimmy Sims whose brother was killed
Slaves; Slavery; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment; Confederate States of America. Army -- Promotions; Falconer, Howard;
Received welcome letter from home; laughed to think of Tom doing the milking now that the slaves have left; glad their home is still safe; still Adjutant General of General Posey's Brigade while still Lt. of Ordnance; waiting on General Posey's two...
Confederate States of America. Army -- Promotions; Happiness; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865;
"In My Tent, Sunday Evening." Sending letter by Andrew Govan; excitement in camp as there is a feeling that war is about to commence down in Florida; gathering of shells to send home; election for field officers held
Chalmers, James R. (James Ronald), 1831-1898; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment; Guard duty; Military deserters;
Arrival of two new Mississippi Regiments without arms; discussion of what it means to be a "veteran"; guard duty at the Hospital; going sailing with Col. Chalmers and family; deserters from Fort Pickens; day of fasting and prayer
Unsure if his letters are reaching home; still looking for his missing trunk; mentions being back at Orange C.H. because of some troop movement; hopes not to have to march as they have set up a nice winter quarters; asks about several friends;...
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg (Va.) 1862; Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863; Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863; Religion; Christmas;
Ashamed it has taken him so long to write home again; Battle of Frederickburg and its effect upon him; his Christmas day and meeting several ladies; also mentions his anger at hearing the Federals were destroying Holly Springs but also does not...