After the fall of Vicksburg, Confederate soldier William Stoker wrote of the disheartened Confederate men and emphasized their lack of adequate provisions, while expressing interest in concerns from the home front. He professed a lack of faith in the reliability of the mail, and wished for enough letters to be “readdin all the time.” All of the men in his division lacked adequate provisions, and he sensed "the men in this armey is out of heart." He worried over issues concerning friends and family, inquiring about finances at home and particular friends. (By Morgan Mintz)
William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, July 18, 1863
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