If I move my family I must
build them a house—if they stay
where they are,, they are constantly
exposed to danger from Indians
and have as I said no one upon
whom to depend for protection,
my oldest boy at home being
but nine years of age.
I am also receiving letters from
my Father and mother “who are
almost entirely helpless—one being
seventy two and the other seventy ye[ars]
of age” informing me of their situ[-]
ation and asking my assistance.
It is under these circumstances
that I am desirous of obtaining a
discharge from the service. If you
will doo [sic] the kindness to procure
my discharge at your earliest conv-
enience I shall take it as a special
favour for which I shall hold
myself under lasting obligations
to my colonel.
I am very Respectfully Your
3rd Sargt Co “K”
Texas Frontier Regt
Camp San Saba
Oct 13th 1863
The above petition of Sargt Wood of my
C.G. Wood to James E. McCord, October 10, 1863. Records of the Adjutant General, General Correspondence, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.