From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Letter from John S. Preston of the Confederate Bureau of Conscription in Richmond, Virginia, to Mississippi Governor Charles Clark at Macon, Mississippi, concerning who is to be exempted from conscription into the Confederate Army.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Copies of two documents, transcribed by a Confederate Major D. Menin. The first document, dated March 31, 1864, is a copy of Circular No. 13 from Colonel John S. Preston, written by Preston's adjutant C. B. Duffield, of the Confederate Bureau of Conscription, ordering all men aged between 17 to 18 and 45 to 50 to be conscripted into the Confederate Army. The second document, dated April 6, 1864, is a copy of a telegram from Preston to Menin, instructing him to order the rendezvous of the reserve and to organize the reserve into companies. (These documents are the enclosed orders mentioned in mdah_768-949-05-31).