This collection consists of Civil War letters and applications for leave of absence, all in manuscript. The first letter is from C. M. Blount, 1st Lieutenant Company B 26th Georgia Regiment, to Colonel R. H. Chilton, dated January 22, 1864, and consists of a request for leave. E. M. Blount, 26th Georgia Regiment, Camp near Smoketown, dated November 13, 1862, is a request for leave, sending him to McIntosh County, Georgia. The next letter is from H. B. Dobyns, Barrack 79, Rock Island, Illinois, to his sister, dated 1864, in which he requests clothing. Another letter is from W. L. Jones, 48 Regiment North Carolina Troops, Camp Mangum near Raleigh, dated 1862, in which he writes to his brother about army life. There are two letters from R. W. Dixon, Camp of the 26th North Carolina Regiment, dated 1864, to James A. Jones regarding business issues the need attending while Dixon is in the service. Four letters from R. C. Craven, Company H, 3rd Regiment North Carolina Troops, dating from 1862-1865, are written from camps in North Carolina and Virginia, and discuss army life, skirmishes, scouting and related issues. William L. Jones, Company G, 48th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, Petersburg, Virginia, writes his brother in 1862 regarding scouting experiences. Thomas Stephens, Evans Port near Richmond, Virginia, writes his brother and sister in 1861 regarding life in active duty. W. L. Jones, Petersburg, Virginia, writes in 1862 his brother, describing a battle near Richmond. Also, in 1864, an unnamed soldier writes from Camp Gordon near Lawrenceville Ford, Virginia, to an editor, asking to print a message of thanks in his paper to Maggie S. and Francis M. Forbes of McIntosh County, Georgia, for the clothing and related materials sent to him. Overall, this collection could be very meaningful for students and authors having time to devote to thoughtful study of the papers.