Correspondence; Fathers; Mothers; Campaigns & battles; Civil Wars; War
Letter from Mary Guthrie Latta to her husband, Samuel R. Latta, dated August 19, 1861. Although she has hoped that Samuel Latta's unit would be ordered into retreat in Tennessee, they have instead been ordered to New Madrid, Missouri.
Correspondence; Mothers; Children; Families; Civil Wars; War
Correspondence from John G. Latta to his mother, Lucinda (Gilchrist). Letter is from her son in Boston and is dated August 17, 1861. He states that his family will leave Boston for Tennessee on September 3. He is very anxious to get home. He...
Monuments; Sculpture; Plazas; Automobiles; Business districts
Confederate soldier outfitted in full uniform and holding his rifle stands atop shaft of granite in a corner of the Dyersburg Courthouse Square. Background consists of Courthouse yard, cars, and downtown storefronts, with people on the sidewalk.