In the letter Dr. Allen mentions that he sent a request for medicine several months ago, but he has not received a response ("I conclude that in the multiplicity of business it has been mislaid or overlooked"). He asks Hitchcock to examine the...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes the bombardment of an English blockade runner by Union forces: "...English vessel run the blockade at Fort Morgan loaded with guns...
In the letter she discusses a recent raid; supplies she has sent to him and other people (including mercurial ointment, "a dangerous medicine to use...you must be exceedingly cautious"); conditions and activities at home ("We have only a tolerable...
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