From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 9, Vol. 199˝, “Letters & Orders Issued,
Confederate Military Prison, January, 1862 – December, 1863.” p. 68
C. S. Mil. Prison
Richmond, Va, Feby 15, 1863
Mrs.(?) Van Lew
Dear Madam –
Lt. McMurtries being now nearly
well I have to request that you will discontinue furnishing him his meals.
Abundant and palatable food is
prepared for the patients in the prison Hospital, and I would prefer that they
be not supplied by persons outside, as it has a tendency to subvert the
consistency of Prison rules and discipline.
I am, Madam,
Your Obdt. Servt.
Th. P. Turner