Details various family members' activities & Anna's recent tragedies, probably illness and death of family members; also concerns the correspondant's daughter's position as principal of the school on the Vanderbilt's Bilmore estate.
Roxana writes of her recent trip north to Chicopee, MA; her husband's favorable impression of the north, especially ladies who work; return home; visiting Waverly, MS; complains of their sister Lucy Chapin not helping with household work enough;...
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;