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.
Discusses possible future movements, south to Smith and Jones counties, then back up to the Panola area; requests that his mother care for the diary he is sending to her and asks for another blank book; discusses the difficulty of changing his pay...
Explains that although he expected to be headed towards Alabama, instead they have passed through Winston, Leake, and Madison counties and are currently in Jackson, Mississippi which is "nearly all burnt down."