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roster was evidently made upon returns dated about the first of the month of August, as the changes in my own command will show. Yours very truly,
N. H. Harris.
Our readers will remember the name of Mrs. Waller in connection with our report of the Reunion of Morgans men last July. The following an- nounces her death :
"Chicago, December 15th, 1883. "Editor of Southern Historical Papers,
Richmond, Va. :
" It is with profound sorrow that I announce the sudden death of Mrs. Sarah Bell Waller, at her residence on Ashland avenue in this city about 8 o'clock P. M. Thursday the 13th.
"The thousands of Confederate prisoners of war who survive their con- finement in camp Douglas near this city during the war, will remember this lady as one of the most active and efficient of those noble-hearted ladies who devoted themselves during the four long years of the existence of this noted prison-pen to the alleviation of their situation in providing for the sick, and clothing naked and destitute prisoners. The destitute prisoners of Fort Donelson — Island No. 10— Arkansas Post, &c., &c., have cause to remember with gratitude her kind and efficient ministrations to their necessities at that time, and it has been a matter of surprise to those who knew of her work in behalf of the prisoners, that recognition of her services has not been re- corded in your Papers by some of those who were the beneficiaries of her labors, long, long ago.
" Yours truly,
"W. O. George."
In the recent death of Ex-Governor Joiin Letcher, at his residence in Lexington, Virginia, there has passed away one of the ablest, most fearless and most incorruptible of the Confederate "War Governors."
He carried through life the soubriquet he won in the old United States Congress — " Honest John Letcher, the watch-dog of the treasury," and in his death Virginia has lost one of her ablest statesmen — one of her purest patriots.
" Peace to his ashes ! "
General J. F. Gilmer, the able and accomplished Chief of Engineers of the Confederacy, died at Savannah several weeks ago, and we have been waiting for a promised sketch of his distinguished services, which we regret has not come in time for this issue.