Day 2: July 4, 1863

Dear John,

I hope all is well. I saw the newspaper article about the latest battle. From the last I had heard from you that's where you were headed. I pray that nothing has happened to you or anyone from town. Speaking of people in town, Mr. Johnson passed away last week. The services were beautiful, and I mentioned you in our condolences. I have doing everything I can to help all of you, from collecting things, to making socks and blankets. I know not many make it but you know how I am, I must try! Well, I miss and love you so much.


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