During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes recent losses in his company and the soldiers' difficult journey to their present encampment: "Since the fight at Perryville...
In the letter Gayle describes the allegations of the white citizens, including the murder of a circuit court clerk in Russell County. The newly appointed agents are to begin their work by meeting with the Indian chiefs: "In your interview with...
In the letter Gayle discusses former Governor Moore's response to Coffee's recent correspondence; Moore denies Coffee's account of a conversation regarding the conflict between him and Colonel John McKinley. Gayle feels that his "retraction is a...
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