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...
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]...
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