During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he recounts a recent visit with his father, and he discusses the sickness and death he has witnessed during the war: "Dear Sister it is...
During the war Parsons served as a private in the Washington Artillery of New Orleans. Most of the letters are brief and are not addressed to specific people. In them he discusses conditions in camp; the lack of food and supplies; illness,...
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