During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses his current location ("we are only about one mile and a half from the Battle House in Mobile") and a visit he is expecting from...
The brief message discusses some financial matter: "They can be sold at about ninety seven & a half." It was sent through the Southern Telegraph Company, "The only direct Line to all Places of importance in the Confederacy, and connecting with...
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