Roxana writes about her extreme sadness over the death of her three year old daughter,""Pet,)(Emma Sarah Chapin Gerdine); mentions not receiving any mail from the family; and the difficulty of getting greenbacks
Most likely written by Tom Gerdine, Roxana and W.L.C. Gerdine's first born son, while she was on vacation up north visiting family. Tom mentions town events, and talks about his father's grave and Greenwood Cemetery
Health; Troop movements; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; War -- Relief of sick and wounded; Sadness; Sherman’s March to the Sea;
Tells Maggie that after his last letter Roberts was sent to the Hospital because he had risings that made it impossible for him to ride or walk, but has since recovered. Now he will be going with Lee's Corps to Augusta, Georgia. He predicts that...
University of Mississippi -- Students; University of Mississippi -- History; University of Mississippi -- Social life and customs;
Remarks on neighborhood news relayed to him by his parents and expresses sadness at the death of the some of his neighbors. Updates his parents on the social life in Oxford, particularly concerning parties and fraternities.