ter must have been overlooked or very hurriedly read by the prison inspectors who examine all letters and condemn hundreds of them, or I would never have been permitted to receive it. Sam says it is bitter cold at Elmira, and he has but one blanket.
They have snows several feet deep.
Poor Dick Noble, from Big hungry, near Tuskegee, died a prisoner at Elmira.
He was a faithful fellow.
A kind letter was received, too, from Mr. J. W. Fellows, of Manchester, New Hampshire, who, with Professor William Johns, prepared me for college at Brownwood Institute, La Grange, Georgia, in 1859.
He is now practicing law, and is an uncompromising Democrat.
He has lived among the Southern people, formed friendships there, and understands their peculiar institution — slavery.
His letter is very kind and full of sympathy, and he offers to aid me. Alfred Parkins, of Winchester, a prisoner in the Bull pen, as the quarters of the privates is designated, came to see Lieutenant Arrington, having as a gu
62. Aug. 25, ‘63, Department East Tennessee. Nov. 2, ‘63, Conscript Camp, Rome, Ga.
Mitchell, T. B., contract $80, made by J. J. Gaenslin, May 28, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 4th Arkansas Battalion. Oct. 31, ‘63, ordered to report to McNair's Brigade (Commanding Officer).
McKISSACK, J. W., Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War, July 13, ‘63, to rank April 21, ‘63, reported to Medical Director. May 26, ‘63, 47th Tennessee Regiment, Dec. 31, ‘63, 4th Louisiana Battalion.
Mitchell, Wm. Johns, Surgeon.
Passed Board Chattanooga, April 28, ‘63, ordered to report to E. A. F., Medical-Director. June 6, ‘63, ordered to report to F. A. Ross, Mobile.
McKeithen, A. S., Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War Aug. 31, ‘63, to rank May 23, ‘63, reported to Medical-Director.
Passed Board at Shelbyville May 23, ‘63. June 30, ‘63, 22d Alabama Regiment.
McMillen, F. W., Assistant Surgeon.
Passed Board at Bowling Green, Ky., Feb. 4, ‘62.