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Letter, Sarah Howard Ross at Piney Vale to her son, Emmett Ross, opening with a comment on his ''misfortune'' and telling him of her recent bad health. She writes that Colonel Cook might accompany her to Brookhaven, mentioning the train schedule. A soldier named Hartwell was in Jackson on sick furlough. Willy Curtiss and Leo joined Cowan's Battery (Company G of the 1st Mississippi Light Artillery). The legislature has passed a law that all men between sixteen and fifty-five must enlist. She asks him what command he will go back to, since there is ''no company left to go to.'' 1864.
Ross, Emmett Lloyd, 1838-1891; Ross family; Draft; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Light Artillery, 1st. Company G; Furloughs; Railroad travel; Civil war; United States; Health
correspondence: 1 p. ; 21 X 20.7 cm.
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Emmett L. Ross papers, Box 2, Folder 40
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