Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1864; Health; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting and enlistment; Confederate States of America. Army -- Salaries, etc.; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Virginia Military Institute;
Tom's illness and his wanting to enlist in the Army; Virginia Military Institute; food shortages; prices for clothing; Abraham Lincoln and the election; prospects for peace; possible visit to Petersburg; payment of salary.