In the letter Mitchell sends news of relatives; discusses the climate and crops in Texas; and mentions the local volunteer companies who have left for war: "our county has sent two hundred men to Virginia and have two companies, one of Artilery...
From June 1862 to November 1863, John Hall served in Co. E, 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses activities and conditions in camp ("we are stuck in the woods where we have not seen a house in three weeks and no man is...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he mentions correspondence he has received from relatives and discusses the recent death of an aunt, "leaving an infant a week old without a...
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