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From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Pages from a diary written by Thomas Spight, Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, dated 18 March - 14 April 1865. Spight describes his unit's march from Augusta, Georgia, northward through the mountains of western South Carolina, into North Carolina. He recounts a train ride from Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina, on which prisoners of war were returning home and the strong feelings the event caused. He also covers the reorganization of the Army of Tennessee which General Johnston was attempting during this period.

18 March - 14 April 1865

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 11 March 1863, written from camp near the 34th MS Regiment. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his activities and orders, and his affection towards her. The letter is optimistic and relates some of the activities of General Van Dorn's cavalry.

11 March 1863

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 13 April 1864, written from camp near Dalton, Tennessee. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about a visit from the division commander.

13 April 1864

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Undated letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his desire to marry her and about joining the regular army if the war continues.

circa 1861-1865

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 6 February 1865, written from camp near Meridian, Mississippi. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about peace efforts, his activities and impressions, and a dream.

6 February 1865

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 14 December 1860, written from camp near Corinth, Mississippi. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about preparations to go to Bowling Green, Kentucky.

14 December 1860

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 7 January 1861, written from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his health and his regiment.

7 January 1861

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 3 January 1861, written from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his activities, prospects of an engagement with Union forces, and the relations of the United States and the Confederacy with England and foreign nations.

3 January 1861

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 15 June 1862, written from camp near Tupelo, Mississippi. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his recent activities, the advancing Union forces, and the plight of the Confederacy.

15 June 1862

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