Health; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment; Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons;
Henderson describes his health; rations following the Battle of Murfreesboro; strict conditions; Earl Van Dorn capturing Union troops;
James Island (S.C.) -- Battles; Battle casualties; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783;
Kościuszko recounts the Battle of James Island (S.C.) [referenced in the letter as John's Island] where the Patriots were outnumbered by the British, and where Capt. [William] Willmott was mortally wounded.
Posey, Thomas, 1750-1818; Creek Indians -- Warfare; Indians of North America -- Warfare; Battles; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783;
Wayne reports a battle between Col. Posey's battalion and a large number of Creek Indians who had combined forces with the British Army to conduct a surprise attack. The battalion held its own, and won several British trophies, mostly horses, but...