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This collection consists of a Confederate pay and discharge certificate and short biography of David Harrison Gordon. He enlisted as a private in Company L of the Confederate Army's 4th Virginia Infantry on April 16, 1861, in Blacksburg, Virginia, and was discharged after his death due to disease at Staunton on April 18, 1862.
The collection includes a single letter written to Levi Harris from his sister Amanda in Giles County, Virginia. Dated March 14th, 1863, she writes of the price of crops, about the availability of land in the area, why her brother might want to relocate to the area, and news about mutual friends and family.