During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he predicts that a large battle will take place soon, and he discusses news in camp about upcoming engagements ("but I place no confidence in...
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter Pinkston asks Semple to grant his two sons a...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses his grandfather's death (Abner Crenshaw); the large number of desertions occurring in camp ("There are big traitors in...
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