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]...
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...
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 explains that he became ill while traveling to Vicksburg and was taken to the...
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