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.
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.
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.
Prisoners of war; Military deserters; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Equipment and supplies
The letterbook contains letters from Confederate Army Lieutenant and Assistant Adjutant General Joseph C. Robert and his colleague, Colonel Edward Dillon, written from Camp Dick Garnett in the District of South West Mississippi and East Louisiana....