I belive I have mentioned in the past that I had the letters of Sgt. Warren Day, a Kansas man who started the war in the 13th Kansas Vol., fighting at Prarie Grove. After being stationed at Springfield following Marmadukes first raid into Missouri, Warren Day was one of those Sergeants selected to become an orderly sergeant for the 1st IHG during the spring of 1863. Colonel W. A. Phillips had described the wretched conditions of the IHG at that time and the need for white orderly sergeants to help maintain the records of the command. I have completed the entries of his letters to his wife into a computer file. I have not inlcuded the letters from his wife. The letters are of interest in many areas, some of which descibe the then current conditions of the indians, the refugees, how Tofalka (a kind of hominy bread) was made etc.
I will be glad to forward to anyone interested a computer file of these letters. Send me your e-mail address and I will return it with an attachment of the file, assuming our systems are compatible.
I repeat that I have not included the letters from his wife and a number of family letters. These will be included in a package for publication at a later date.