Day 4 1861
Sorry it has been so long since I contacted you because I have been so worried about your father. I heard that there was another battle going on. Your father participated in the battle of Ox Hill. As always, many people are killed in the battles and a lot of lives are gone. I'm glad your father is still here fighting. How is the farm? Is everything going well? I know it's difficult maintaining a farm with your mother. I bet ya'll work all day to keep everyone in line. Well I have to go, but please write me back.