In the letter the men describe the "hostile disposition of the Creek Indians" toward citizens in Clarke and Washington Counties. They explain that many families are preparing to leave the area, which is vulnerable to attack: "...nearly one half of...
In the diary he discusses daily activities in the fort; the commanders of Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines; the Battle of Mobile Bay; and the bombardment of Fort Morgan (including casualties from the regiments of the 7th Alabama Infantry and the 1st...
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