Sunday, 1865 January 22, [Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana]: “I . . . ask a leave of absence . . . to visit my home in Guadalupe County Texas, distant about 550 miles.”

[A Texas cavalry colonel stationed in Confederate Louisiana requests a leave of absence.] Head Quarters, 1st Texas Cavalry, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, January 22, 1865 Lt. Col. John N. Gallaher Assistant Adjutant General, District [of] West Louisiana Sir: Having been in … Continue reading