Prisoners of war; Military deserters; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Equipment and supplies
The letterbook contains letters from Confederate Army Lieutenant and Assistant Adjutant General Joseph C. Robert and his colleague, Colonel Edward Dillon, written from Camp Dick Garnett in the District of South West Mississippi and East Louisiana....
Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions; Travel; Health; Troop movements; Confederate States of America. Army -- Salaries, etc.;
Thomas discussing their voyage from the previous camp and the strength of the current force at Camp Beauregard; also discusses his desire to see Margery and the general health of the family. Finally, mentions his lack of having been paid.
Songs--United States--20th Century; Popular Music--United States
Cover: drawing of a mother holding her son, as she visualizes a battle scene; photo inset of the American Comedy Four, four Caucasians, one in blackface; text at the top reads ""A Mother's Plea for Peace""