About the Digital Collection
Letters from Robert Boyd's five sons and his son-in-law, Fenton Hall, all serving in the Confederate Army. Topics include camp life, the hardships of war, army disciplinary measures, the heavy toll of measles and pneumonia, and life as a prisoner of war. One letter from Capt. Robert Chatham tells Robert Boyd of his son Andrew's death in the Battle of Murfreesboro (1864).