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;
Received his most recent letter but is concerned about his coming home so early for the Christmas holidays. Mentions that Will's mother arrived at Helena on Wednesday last; describes the terrible accidental shooting of Rev. Joseph Holt Ingraham
Posey, Carnot, 1813-1863; Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Railroads;
Worried as they had not heard from Will for some time; also heard that General Posey had been wounded; wonders when this cruel war will end; mentioned that the Federal troops had evacuated the Memphis & Charleston Railroad; talks about James Ronald...
Slavery; Slaves; Race relations; Secession; Southern States -- Identity; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865;
Receipt of her letter; worries that she is not "sound on the all-important question" of secession and may have union tendencies; discussion of slavery; discussion of honor; camp life; believes that foreign aid is probable
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
Thomas, Charles L.; University of Mississippi -- Students; Death; Money; Families;
Worried that he had not received an answer to his most recent letter; talks about the awful food at the Hall; asks for more money to pay off his debts; asks if Col. Charles L. Thomas was killed on the tracks; gives his love to all the family,...
Battle of Chancellorsville; death of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson; death of Earl Van Dorn; General Lee's plans; glad to hear that Roger Barton is not dead and will soon be exchanged from Camp Chase