Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment; Weather; Troop movements; Military retreats;
Edwin's discontent at current conditions; mentions the Conscription Act, hunger & issues of supplies, H.R. Miller's departure, delays in transfer, retreat from Yorktown, weather conditions, and loyalty to his fellow soldiers
States' rights (American politics); Southern States -- Identity; Parties;
Albert, from home, writing to his friend detailing his social life and longing for youthful happiness. Also discusses State's Right, Southern identity and concern over the possibility of the North pushing the troops back to Grenada.
Troop movements; Military retreats; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions;
Describes his feeling during recent retreat, preparing for an upcoming march rumored as heading either Chattanooga or Savannah, destruction in his father's town and knowledge they will pass through Mobile.