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.
Slavery; Slaves; Child rearing; Southern States -- Identity; Plantation life; Gerdine, Thomas Cobb;
Roxana writes of her baby Tom Cobb Gerdine; Tom's nurse (slave) and the differences between ""northern"" and ""southern"" children; their sister Lucy Chapin (who came to teach at the Lucy Cobb Institute in January 1859; William L.C. Gerdine's...
Education; University of Mississippi -- Students; Health; Grading and marking (Students); Travel;
Howard [Falconer's] visit to Holly Springs; description of the boarding conditions; his health; asking for his summer clothes as the winter is ending; competitive recitations; academic standing in class; mentions Mr. Stearns
Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons; Troop movements;
Roberts writes that he has been transferred to Cheatham's Division. States that while passing Jackson's Brigade, men in his Brigade thought their forms of punishment were cruel and decided to break into the guard house; four were captured. He says...
Troop movements; Travel; Health; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Skirmishing; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions;
Roberts writes that he has moved for the past week due to Union raids. He says that these travels have been difficult because of blood boils so he is hoping not to move out of camps until they are gone. Roberts fears that the Yankees have control...
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.