During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes the bombardment of an English blockade runner by Union forces: "...English vessel run the blockade at Fort Morgan loaded with guns...
During the war, Warrick served in the Coosa Home Guards, and he was a private in Company C of the 34th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses the battle at Murfreesboro, describing battlefield conditions and casualties: "I don't see how I...
In the letter Cadenhead explains that he is on his way to Dalton, Georgia, to join Company H of the 34th Alabama Regiment; he mentions that "the yankey cavalary has got on this side of Atlanter I expect to get inn a battle soon." He closes by...
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