Two letters on one sheet. Letter 1 (front): Brother (F.M.) describes events at school and recent news received of the war; Letter 2 (back): Mother (N.K.) requests that he write, describes events at home, and relates who has died in the war.
Military passes; Confederate States of America. Army -- Equipment;
Pass from Capt. Avent, Quartermaster, to Provost Marshall and Commander of Ports at Senatobia to allow Howell to reach plantation near DeSoto in Tunica County for the purpose of buying leather for the use of the Army.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Social conditions;
Describes to his brother what he eats and illustrates the bivouac bed they make from cane; indicates that his horse is lame and he would rather transfer to infantry or artillery; asks for writing materials.