In the letter he discusses the clothes he will have made from the cloth recently received from home; drills and exercises the cadets are learning at the university ("It is thought that this corps is better drilled and disciplined than any corps...
In the letter he discusses a recent false alarm of a Union invasion in Tuscaloosa; military responsibilities of the cadets at the university ("If all the reports as to the whereabouts of the enemy are true, this Corps will not remain here idle, but...
In the letter he describes reaction to a report that Union forces were approaching Tuscaloosa. The alarm was proven false after the cadets were called to arms, but the event demonstrated the city's weakness in case of invasion: "The scouts came...
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