I enlisted in the Thirteenth Alabama Regiment in 1861, left wife
and three children to do the best they could; was gone four years; was
in the Virginia Army, Company E, Thirteenth Alabama, Colquitt's Brigade,
De Witt's Division; returned home after two years' imprisonment at Fort
Delaware to 1865; came to Texas the same year. I hope if any of my regiment
reads this they will write me at Meridian Texas. I have been a subscriber
to the News about four years-like it fine.
B.A. Burdette, Meridian, Tex.