Details various family members' activities & Anna's recent tragedies, probably illness and death of family members; also concerns the correspondant's daughter's position as principal of the school on the Vanderbilt's Bilmore estate.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Leaves and furloughs; Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Health; Fredericksburg (Va.); Fathers and sons; Troop movements;
Thomas discussing rumors of the front at Fredericksburg & the Confederate Army being pushed back to Grenada, the health of various troops, his rejected furlough, weather conditions in Virginia, and advice on home matters & hiding food from the...
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....
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.