Troop movements; Travel; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment;
Thomas detailing the travels of the company from Goldsboro, N.C. to Black Water (Va.); also speculates on the possibility of a fight. Mentions that Isaac is not yet "in the service" and that he may substitute for Jonathan or Albert.
Smallpox; Health; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Leaves and furloughs; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment;
Thomas discussing the smallpox outbreak & vaccinations in the regiment, his failed attempt for a furlough, his disdain for Colonel Miller, news of 15 year old son, Isaac, joining the Cavalry and rumors of home events.
Money; Payment; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865;
Reiteration of the previous letter, dated October 1862, regarding distribution of the same money. Mentions the death of Thos. Goode and rumor of injury from the troops on the Potomac, including their friend Ben Brown who lost part of his left arm....
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A
Letter from Richard C. Bridges to his sister thanking her for a letter hand-delivered by Alford; relates the turn many soldiers have taken towards religion; asks her to check whether his name is still in the books at church.