While I have no photos, letters, or diaries, a distant ancestor of mine served in the 63rd Tn. Inf. Company D ( Washington County. ) Pvt. James Jefferson Land enlisted at Jonesboro, winter of 61 or spring of 62. He became extremely ill and was hospitalized in Knoxville following a forced march through Cumberland Gap ( probably to the Battle of Mill Springs )and back into Tenn. The march was made in cold, rain, and snow. I don't believe he was able to rejoin the regiment untill about the time of the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga. He was one of a few left at the surrender at Appomattox. He heads a household in Green County in the 1880 census. His occupation " brakeman on the railroad." About the turn of the century his health began to decline. In 1905 he applied for and recieved a Confederate Pension from the state of Tennessee. He died in Knoxville in 1914. James was a nephew of my g,g, granfather,David Land, himself a Confederate in the 13th N.C. Inf. James came to East Tenn. from Wilkes County in N.C. in 1854 when he was 10 years old. His father Hastings Land was the oldest brother of my g,g, grandfather David Land. Are you doing research for a book on the 63rd ? I sure hope so ! Thanks and Good Luck !