Chimneys to them. We get plenty to Eats. I suppose you have heard the Death of James Ellis. Poor fellow, I do feel so sorry for him and his family. Benton has gone to Hospital. 
I tell you Mike, Old Jeneral Bragg is being tight on us. We can’t get a furlough unless we are going to Die and every man that don’t report to his command soon will be reported as deserters an treated as such.
Well, Mike, I did think some time back there was some likely hood of peace but now from what I can learn their is no such good news. Every person I hear speak of it says it will last as long as Lincoln’s administration last. I hope the old rascal will Die. Jeneral Joseph E. Johnson is going to inspect our Brigade tomorrow.  We are in
 James Light Ellis and Thomas Benton Ellis both served in Company C. James died in Union captivity from a wound received at Murfreesboro. Thomas or “Ben” Ellis was wounded and captured at Perryville but was exchanged and survived the war.
 In 1863, General Joseph E. Johnston headed the Department of the West, the Confederate command responsible for the defense of Mississippi and Tennessee.
Additional: Francis Rinaldo Nicks served in Company C, Third Florida Infantry Regiment. He was born around 1837 in Leon County, moving with his family to Hernando County in 1855.