Pages 1-4 are unknown.)
22 miles from Petersburg, Va. (probably written between April and July 1862)"
Jeremiah discussing various women; recommends that Mary read vigorously, again inquires about a 'boy' to do his cooking and requests the names of...
Slavery; Slaves; Christmas; Plantation life; Clothing and dress; Marriage;
Roxana writes about her first Christmas on the Mississippi plantation; the celebrations of the plantation slaves; the making of clothes for slaves [in 1860 the census listed 73 slaves for the Gerdine plantation]; sending her congratulations on...
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.