Parent and child; Religion; Baptists; Tuition; Education; Women in education; Church attendance;
Matthew writes of the state of education in Richland and that of his children. Also discusses religion, attendance in his church. Finally, Matthew includes a note to Mr. Wear concerning Mary's tuition.
Troop movements; Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers; Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864; Death;
Roberts tells Maggie that Capt. [Timberlake], General Dardee's Property QM has asked him to come with him but that he will not go without an order from General Johnston. He also says that Maj Baylor has applied to be relieved from duty in their...
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.
Troop movements; Travel; Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries;
Tells Maggie of more travels, including a ferry ride with several mules on the Tombigbee River. He tells her that his campaign is stationed in Tupelo and Okolona and that their losses have been severe.
Sherman’s March to the Sea; Weather; Travel; Women;
Writes to Maggie that rain has troubled his journey and made it hard for Roberts to join his Command. He also tells her that along his travels to Macon he was able to see the destruction that Sherman's march from Atlanta to Savannah did to the...
Roxana writes of wanting the image Emily has of ""Pet"" her daughter who died in on October 17, 1863; this letter was possibly written after the death of their father Titus Chapin in 1865 as Roxana speaks about division of assets; Roxana is clear...