In the letter Gayle discusses former Governor Moore's response to Coffee's recent correspondence; Moore denies Coffee's account of a conversation regarding the conflict between him and Colonel John McKinley. Gayle feels that his "retraction is a...
In the letter Gayle describes the allegations of the white citizens, including the murder of a circuit court clerk in Russell County. The newly appointed agents are to begin their work by meeting with the Indian chiefs: "In your interview with...
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...
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