In the letter John asks permission to accompany one of his professors on a trip to the West Indies to collect samples of animal life for the college: "I thought I would write to you and let you know all about it, as I would like to go...& think it...
During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements from Tennessee to Mississippi (through...
In the letter Moore informs Mrs. Cadenhead of her husband's death on July 22. He died during a charge on the enemy's breastworks, and his body was left on the battlefield. Moore also mentions serious conversations he had with Cadenhead before his...
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