Elijah Petty Margaret Petty and son Don
While serving in the Confederate Army, Captain Elijah Petty corresponded often with his wife Margaret back home in Bastrop, Texas. After he was killed at the Battle of Pleasant Hill (Louisiana) in April 1864, she retained his letters and they remained in the possession of her descendants after her death in 1911.
These letters ultimately became the basis for the book Journey to Pleasant Hill, edited by Norman Brown and illustrated by John Groth, which was published by the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures in 1982.
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 John Hewing Petty (b. 10 Dec 1795, d. 23 Aug 1863, Seguin, Texas)
 m. Theora Bruton (b. 25 Feb 1805, d. 17 Apr 1878 Seguin, Texas)
 Elijah Parsons Petty (b. 1 Jan 1828 Dover, Tn., d. 9 Apr 1864, Pleasant Hill, La.)
 Margaret Elizabeth Pinner (b. 19 Aug 1832, d. 15 Aug 1911 San Antonio Tx)
 Dr. Joseph Pinner (b. 10 Dec 1795, d. 23 Aug 1863, Seguin, Texas)
 m. Sallie R. Acree (b. 25 Feb 1805, d. 17 Apr 1878 Seguin, Texas)