William B., age 19, P.O.W. in Virginia

Wrote Cousin Minnie Anderson yesterday. No news from Genl. Warren + the Yankees are anxious about him. May God let his column be destroyed before it reaches Weldon.  No news from Sherman. Weather cold but moderate towards night + rained during the night. Many officers enjoyed themselves sliding on the ice formed in the pens. Put up a Notice about my coat but could not hear anything of it. *(William Hyslop Summer Burgwyn Private Collection, North Carolina State Archives)