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
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
Education; University of Mississippi -- Students; Health; Grading and marking (Students); Families; Weather;
Wishes for more letters from home and worries that something is wrong since he had not heard anything lately. Talks about examinations in his classes and again asks for summer clothing to be sent as the weather is warm; mentions needing more money...
Education; University of Mississippi -- Students; Health; Grading and marking (Students); Families;
Home matters back in Holly Springs, Will's grades; getting a letter from Mr. Nelson, assuring her that he is taking good personal care of his health; recitations at University; disappointment with his grades and vows to improve; urges his mother to...
Education; University of Mississippi -- Students; Health; Grading and marking (Students); Travel;
Howard [Falconer's] visit to Holly Springs; description of the boarding conditions; his health; asking for his summer clothes as the winter is ending; competitive recitations; academic standing in class; mentions Mr. Stearns
Barnard, Frederick A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889; Ammadelle (Oxford, Miss.); Religion; Church attendance; University of Mississippi -- Students;
Describes going to church to hear Dr. Frederick A.P. Barnard preach and saw several of acquaintances - Mrs. Boynton, Mrs. Barnard, Mrs. Whitehorne, and Mrs. Stearns. Describes his visiting Mrs. Lamar with the cake his mother sent to her. Describes...
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
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
Secession; Health; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Riots; Military bands;
(Headquarters of the Mississippi Volunteers) Misfortune of Powell family; health concerns; visit to the Marine Hospital; description of Florida; secession of Virginia and excitement in camp; riots in Baltimore; Star of the West; and camp band;...
Slavery; Slaves; Race relations; Social classes; Health; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions;
Receipt of package from home; on fatigue-guard; setting up camp; letter from Sister [Elizabeth Lyman Cage]; his health; asking about friends at home; asking for his mother to send a servant (presumably a slave) to cook and clean for him; asking...