Camp Tupper was an early camp of instruction located at Bolton, Mississippi. Are any of the letters for the fall of 1862 written from Bolton or some place else in Hinds County? Merida's service record has him enlisting in August 1862 and the returns for Februrary 1863 show him as absent without leave since December 1862. My interest is - was the 2nd engaged in any action that might have made Merida decide he didn't like being in the army. Many of his brothers, nephews, and etc went on to join the 7th when the 2nd State Troops were disbanded.
Thank you for giving me a little more knowledge of the 2nd.