Alan: Thanks for your help. Right now this is the best I can do. Aunt Eugenia was 95 at the time, I think she might be forgiven if Lafayette was not a physcian, I would think she might remember the death of her younger brother. I am quoting from a letter in the archives at Ole Miss. Is it OK to post the whole letter, or would that violate any laws?
Photocopy of typescript letter written in 1928 by Eugenia Kelly (Mrs. John) Bitting, age 95, to her niece, Carrie Blanche Johnston (Mrs. Cade Drew) Gillespie. Bitting describes her experiences during the Civil War and her wedding.
My Dear Birdie;
You asked me to give you some of my Wartime experience and to describe my wedding; I am going to begin with some events prior to the War between the States. At this time I was living with my mother, two brothers and a sister at La Fayette Georgia (Dr LaFayette and John and Miss Laura Kelly) across the street from your home and right in the house where your Sister, Mrs John Knox now lives.