www.kchistory.org. http://www.civilwaronthewesternborder.org/. http://www.ozarkscivilwar.org/. http://www.civilwarmo.org/. http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/. http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml. Groves Plantation La Mch 6th 1863 Near Vicksburg Dear Mother,
I am still well and im-proving fast, I feel gay this morning. I saw Leuit S. W. Kelley and had a long talk with him, Dr [Strather ?] is well and in good health, he wrote a letter the other day for some articles in the eating [illegible] for us, Ma. I wish that you would send us good as you can as he has big calculations and so have I on what a nice time we will have eating them in addition to what he told his wife to send I wish that you would send me two or three pair of Drawers, two shirts 6 pr cotton socks two silk Hand kerchiefs and be sure and send send me 5 or 10 Home made sugar s you know I am very fond of it.