Camp near Morristown
January 22, 1864
Dear father and family,
This morning I briefly drop you a note. Several of the company leave for home and I send you this although I have written you at length by mail. I am quite well this morning and hope you are all enjoying yourselves well.
You will let Dan Gaillard have my pony and buggy to visit his sister in Georgia. Let him have the use of it as long as he may need it. George Martin will be coming back soon and I hope you will send us something to eat. Send molasses, flour, & meat. If you can send me a negro by Martin, I would be glad. I want the negroes to keep everything in good order. Look to the repairing of fences, keep the wagons, plow, stocks and everything out of the weather.
Today I will visit Mr. Bailey’s father-in-law and get some supplies. I am in a great hurry. Good bye.
— T. B. Burris, Co. “C” Palmetto S. S., Jenkins Brigade, Bristol, Tennessee
I want all my friends to write me by the next mail.