Rubber industry and trade -- Bolivia;Plantations -- Bolivia;l'Anson, Henri
In January, 1900, Henry I'Anson applied, successfully, for the position of accountant at a rubber plantation in Bolivia. He and his wife journeyed there by steamship, steam launch, and canoe, to find a less than hospitable welcome. I'Anson's...
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.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Patriotism;
Thanks Maggie for writing often and tells of his fear that the Confederate troops are losing enthusiasm and therefore giving the Union an advantage. Roberts also asks his wife to entertain the Major if he visits Oxford.
Troop movements; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers; Confederate States of America. Army -- Management;
Tells Maggie that they have been moved about thirty miles south in order to keep out of the way of the army and to lessen the work for the R.R. by foraging for themselves. Roberts says that there have been battles on the front that he has heard...
Troop movements; Travel; Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries;
Tells Maggie of more travels, including a ferry ride with several mules on the Tombigbee River. He tells her that his campaign is stationed in Tupelo and Okolona and that their losses have been severe.
Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Sherman’s March to the Sea; Secession; Southern States -- Identity; Augusta (Ga.) -- History -- 19th century; Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- 19th century;
Roberts writes that the Yankees have cut the road between Augusta and Branchville and that Sherman is threatening the worst if he is able to capture Charleston and overrun South Carolina. Roberts predicts that the Yankees will soon acknowledge...
Weather; Travel; Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers; Confederate States of America. Army -- Management;
Tells Maggie of the harsh conditions Roberts has suffered traveling through mud and rain to meet up with the army, which is located near Charlotte, NC. He writes that he is happy to know Genl Jos E Johnston is in Command of the Army again.