During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes a recent campaign by General Joseph E. Johnston, which was a surprising success: "Gen Johnston completely surprise both our army...
From May 1861 to June 1862 John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter to his father, he discusses upcoming fighting; sickness among the soldiers ("I reckon it is caused mostly from eating corn apples peaches &c."); conditions and...
In the letter McDonald sends Tallulah a picture of herself, which he found in a German dugout. He also discusses his background, the work of his company, and the war-torn French countryside: "So far to date, we have not been in any real pretty part...
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