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Bastrop Co., WAKE UP
Posted by: Hugh Adams Date: October 04, 2001 at 22:08:55
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Hello to those that might help me in BASTROP COUNTY.
Let me present you with a letter of 1878.
Matagorda, Texas
December 20th, 1878.
Dear Johny:
Yours of the 3rd inst. just to hand containing your pictures for which accept many thanks. Am sorry cannot return the compliment as you request but such is the case. Good artists are scarce here and our isolated location has given us no opportunity, so you must be content with their names and ages which are as follows: Edwin P., age 23;
William I., age 21; Sarah Emma, who died Sept. 30th, 1873, aged 14 at that time; Susannah E., age 15; now at Brownsville at school; Mary F., age 12; Idilia E., age 9; May I., age 7; Fletcher P., age 4; so you can see we have quite a family. Your picture does not resemble in the least the Johny of old, but it has a striking resemblance to your brother willie. I am thankful you were placed with such kind people and hope it may ever be your lot, and am much pleased that you formed such a good resolve, for you will see in the future that any profession only partially learned is of little value and often a detri- ment to its possessor. You ask for Lorenso's address, which I am sorry I cannot give you. All I can give is the lady's name he given us years after he was bound out which is as follows: Madame P. Toca, Parish of St. Bernard, La. You can see no means of addressing him as none was given definitely. You speak of a dislike to Mrs. Phillips, after learning it was she who had placed you in the Asylum. I think you have misjudged her as I think at that time she was unable to care for you as the War was in full blast. I was somewhat vexed, but we must put a charitable construction on such affairs. She is naturally very kind-hearted and I think she done what she seriously thought best at that time, and I trust it may prove so to you through life; so I would advise you to dismiss all hard feelings towards her and if you feel inclined to correspond with her you can inclose her letter to me and I will see that she gets them, for she is part of the time here and part of the time on the Rio Grande. We are as yet unsettled, not having been fortunate enough to get a suitable home. When your letter
was received Willie was not at our place and I could not tell his exact whereabouts as he has no established home. We are just now having very wet and cold weather and stock are dying considerably for so early in the season; otherwise we have but little that is worth communicating excepting that we are all enjoying good health and trust you are enjoying the same blessing; so Łor the present must close. All join in sending love .which accept from
Your uncle

After 8 yrs I have finally found him:
Company was organized in Travis County, Texas, enrolled at Camp Clark, Tex., July 11, 1861, and mustered into the Confederate service "for the war" at Richmond, Va., on Sept.16, 1861, by 2Lt. Wailer R. Bullock, CSA.
Key (1) Original member of Company. (2) Paroled at Appomattox. K (Killed), W (Wounded), POW (Prisoner of War) AWOL (Absent Without Leave)
(1) WALKER, G. W. - Enl., Bastrop, Tex., Apr. 5, 1862: W., Chickamauga (Sept.19, 1863): W. & POW, Knoxville, Dec. 1, 1863: Died at Fed. hosp. (Middle Brook) near Knoxville, Dec. 5, 1863.

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