In the diary Baker discusses the movements of the 1st and 54th Alabama Infantry regiments; life in camp; the siege of New Madrid, Missouri; his capture at Island 10; and his experiences at the Union prisons of Camp Chase and Johnson's Island in...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he gives news about recent fighting in Corinth, Mississippi, which took place before the siege and battle of 1862: "I will mension [sic]...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes conditions in his company's new camp, where the men are exhausted after marching and "suffer a little for some thing to eat." He...
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