Correspondence relating to army life, especially the appointment of officers, and to family matters. Letters discuss the Camp of Investment near Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Other topics include agricultural conditions, a tax to provide funds for the families of soldiers, the educational system, and smallpox. Correspondents include Capt. J. W. Anderson, O. H. Smith (a Georgia legislator), John Withers, Alexander Stephens, and William Waring Habersham.