Troop movements; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Fort Fisher, Battle of, N.C., 1864;
Tells Maggie that immediately after his last letter Roberts was on the move again due to more Union raids. He tells her that the campaign is ended until Spring. He reports that the Yankees' attack on Wilmington, NC was a failure and that things...
Death; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions;
Tells Maggie that the Yankees took about fifty men and a hundred horses from his cavalry regiment and they had killed some of them and taken six prisoners. Roberts claims that the men in his cavalry have become too comfortable.
Homefront; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Business;
Responding to a letter from Roberts' wife in which she tells him that the Yankees have taken their cow and calf. He sends her advice and tells her about life in middle Tennessee and about the biography of Aaron Burr he is reading.