our second son, I. T Wheat, was Secretary of the Secession Committee when Louisiana seceded, also Secretary of the Legislature.
He was killed at Shiloh at the same hour as General Sydney Johnston, and is buried in Nashville.
We are hoping to have the dear brother's monument in Hollywood, Richmond, where both beloved ones shall rest in the same grave. .... In conclusion, Our love and blessings rest ever on yourself and all friends of our hero sons.
Truly yours, in Christian fellowship, Selima Wheat.
Here is the record of another mother, who is to this day proud of the splendid record made by her sons, and devoted in the memory of the cause.
At the commencement of the war there lived in Sharon, Mississippi, Mr. and Mrs. O'Leary, surrounded by a family of five stalwart sons.
Mrs. Catharine O'Leary was a fond and loving mother, but also an unfaltering patriot, and her heart was fired with love for the cause of Southern liberty.
Therefore, when her brave sons, one after the ot