In the letter Curry discusses a recent drought and the effects it will have on the Confederate cause: "If the drouth continues, and I fear it will, it will be the greatest of calamities to the Confederacy--with good seasons provisions would be made...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes his company's preparations for a quick departure and expresses fears about the outcome of the war: "I hope we will not be engage...
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