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...
In the letter Ward encloses the "Official Garden Calendar" that was sent out to encourage citizens to grow their own gardens. The handout includes information about crop rotation, growing seasons, and food preservation; the city plans "to install...
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