Al, Let me congratulate you on your website also. I am still trying to find the orginal source of the letters that E.B. Carruth wrote to Miss. Sarah "Sallie" Carr. I know that Grady Howell used them in his history of the 3rd Miss. because she ultimately married a man from the coast; Saucier or Cuevas I believe. I truly thought in Howell's end notes is where I saw the reference to her letters being held at USM and the "Sallie Carr Collection".
I received Carruth's letters from Tim Burgess [Franklin Researcher] who had received them from the late Calvin Philips [7th Miss. researcher] who lived in Tyler, Texas. Mr. Philips reviewed the complete microfilm on the 7th Miss. and made notes on every man and then compiled lists of caualties by battle, deaths by disease, discharges, and hospital stays. He sent copies of the Carruth letters and transcripts. I have edited them and they are part of the regimental history in progress.
Philips also sent copies of letters sent by Capt. John Fairly of Co. I who corresponded with Miss Carr as well.
Major Carruth was also published in the "Confederate Veteran" "Disagreeable Experiences in Wartime" describing his recollections of the supply issues relating to Shiloh and the battle. I have the article, but do not have the date and vol. My copy was a copy and that information was not included. It's on my list of things to find before publication.
I plan to send you copies of the letters and transcriptions, but would like to have the original source nailed down before I do. There could be more letters.