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 describes recent battles he has heard about or participated in, including a...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses unconfirmed reports about Confederate successes, which he doubts to be true: "...have just heard that General Bragg had taken Buel...
In the letter Sayre sends news of mutual acquaintances; mentions several people who have died ("death has been making fearful havoc among people in that neighborhood"); conscription of soldiers; the prospect of peace ("I don't think it will come...
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