Vicksburg Miss March 31st 1863
Dear Mother Co E 4th Miss Regt
Once more I take my pen
in hand to let you no that I am
well and getting along fine. Sip arrived
here on monday night about 12 oclock
and brought the articles through safe
and I was glad to hear that you were
all weel and getting allong so well
There was a considerable Storm on Satur
day day night it killed ten men out of
a Tennesee Regment that was camped
near in the timber by blowing a
tree on them. Our bataries sunk a
gun boat on the 25th inst and disabled
another verry bad they attempted to
pass the sitty it was a joyful time
to see her sink down to the bottom
of the river. we have a good time of it
here we have aplenty to eat we draws
meal now and have a plenty to eat.
Mother I wants you to have me a pair
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of bo[o]ts made you must send them hides
down to Mr Aldridges and get the leather
to mak the boots have them made no 6
Mr Hood promised to make them for me
You must write to me whether you have
goten any body to teach school for you
yet and who it is. Tel Esther that I
will send her som candy by the first
one that pases tel bud that he must
not forget me. tell Wash that he must
write to me and tel me all the news
up there tel him if he was down here
that he could learn a great deal about
the world. Tel Ellen and Sister Bat
that they must not marry while I
am from home that I want to be
at their weding. When you write to me
you must direct your letters to Vicksburg
Co, E 4th Miss Reg. you must write soon
and tell me all the news up in choctaw
I can goe to preeching on sundays here
give my love to all Your son as
ever Knight

March 31, 1863


Co. E, 4th Mississippi Infantry
Residence (County): 
Choctaw County, MS


Residence (County): 
Choctaw County, MS


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Michael Ellis
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