Troop movements; Travel; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment;
Thomas detailing the travels of the company from Goldsboro, N.C. to Black Water (Va.); also speculates on the possibility of a fight. Mentions that Isaac is not yet "in the service" and that he may substitute for Jonathan or Albert.
Smallpox; Health; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Leaves and furloughs; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment;
Thomas discussing the smallpox outbreak & vaccinations in the regiment, his failed attempt for a furlough, his disdain for Colonel Miller, news of 15 year old son, Isaac, joining the Cavalry and rumors of home events.
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A
Letter from Richard C. Bridges to his Sister M recounting the bloody summer campaign of 1861 and October 4th offensive against General Meade; mentions adequate food and clothing, but a lack of tents; describes army life for their acquaintances.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Health; Death; Homesickness; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865;
Thomas discusses the death of Lieutenant Paschall and rumor concerning troop advances towards Washington. Also writes about the health of the soldiers in Camp Mott. Finally discusses news of home matters, particularly the sale of his horse, against...