During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes recent losses in his company and the soldiers' difficult journey to their present encampment: "Since the fight at Perryville...
The regiment was organized at Auburn, Alabama, in 1862, and it saw action at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Dalton, Atlanta and Franklin. The book contains muster lists for the company and gives information about supplies and...
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