Richard Lowe, Walker’s Texas Division C.S.A.: Greyhounds of the Trans-Mississippi (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004), 58.
What [soldiers] feared most – other than the possibility that they might never see their wives and children again – was that their young children would forget them while they were away. Dozens of letters pleaded with wives to remind the children of their father, to show them a portrait… Private Stoker could not bear the thought that his beloved Priscilla might drift away from him: “Write if Priscilla has forgot me or not.” Five months later the possibility still gnawed at him. “I want to see you so bad I am nearly ded & the thoughts of Priscilas forgetting me, hurts me.”