During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he explains that he is in the hospital because a "fever has settled" in his right eye, and he describes the treatment he has been using: "I am...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he explains that his health has improved and that he will soon be leaving to rejoin his company. He mentions clothing that was distributed to...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements and the Battle of Jonesboro, and he encloses a long list of items for his brother to bring to him. A transcript is included.
In the letter Vincent discusses air raid warning signals and blackout drills ("prisoner of war camps are not allowed to participate in practice blackouts"), and he briefly describes the camp's plan for dealing with escaped prisoners. Because of...
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