Troop movements; Confederate States of America. Army -- Leaves and furloughs; Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment;
Albert Henry discussing the high rate of injury and death, the difficulties of being on the front and his fear of Isaac joining the war; says that there is "no honor attached to them that die in the army they are forgotten forever among those that...
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.
Military deserters; Troop movements; Confederate States of America. Army -- Leaves and furloughs; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions;
Albert discussing various deserters and the situation at Fredericksburg."
[2nd page possibly written by Albert for Isaac] Isaac discusses the probability of him returning home with the next person to receive furlough.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Rumor -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons; Troop movements;
Roberts writes that he has been transferred to Cheatham's Division. States that while passing Jackson's Brigade, men in his Brigade thought their forms of punishment were cruel and decided to break into the guard house; four were captured. He says...
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.
Roxana describes the unusually rainy winter they have had; gathering rents from the plantation and estate matters; her children's health and smallpox scares in Mississippi; their half-brother Edward's financial difficulties, and Emily's fellowship...
Education; Women in education; Loneliness; Greenwood Cemetery (West Point, Miss.)
Roxana writes about the end of the school semester and returning to the plantation. She notes the loneliness of the plantation (Mr. Gerdine would have died after 1878); she mentions Greenwood Cemetery; her step-daughter Lucy coming to visit from...