A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER'S LETTER FROM THOMAS BONNER, HEADQUARTERED 18TH TEXAS INFANTRY, SEPTEMBER 11,1864, with a handmade envelope addressed to "Lt. Allen A. Cameron Bonner's Ferry, Cherokee County, Texas," with soldier docketing of "T.R. Bonner 18 Tex Infty." Inside use is also hand carried with "O(fficial) B(usiness)" at upper right in ms, addressed to "Capt. B. M. Montain, Company C 18th Regiment Texas Genl. Walkers Division." Four pages very articulate ALS headed "Head Quarters 18th Texas Inf near Monroe, LA Sep/11th 1864" from (Lieutenant Colonel) T. R. Bonner to "Uncle Allen and Aunt Ann," writes about family deaths and sends letter of sympathy, mentioning how many companions are now "sleeping beneath the dust of the tomb," "now in camp near Monroe on the West bank of the Washita River but are under orders to march to Camden Ark...Maj Gen Forney is here...glorious victories in Virginia. Our cavalry is said to have destroyed much railroad in the rear of Sherman, destroying large quantities of commissary stores, etc. McClellan and Pendleton of Ohio are said to be the nominees of the Chicago Convention on the peace platform." Thomas Reuben Bonner enlisted as a captain and was increasingly promoted until full Colonel and moved to Field and Staff.