In the letter John mentions seeing Stephen Douglas pass through town on his way to Montgomery, Alabama, and he discusses the possibility of secession after the presidential election: "The south seems determined to resist in case of Lincolns [sic]...
In the letter Thrower writes about camp life and upcoming troop movements. He describes the new clothes he has just received ("more than I have got any use for now") and explains that his company will soon be leaving for the Cumberland Mountains in...
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