Day 4: July 6, 1863
I look forward to seeing you everyday. I know I will be home soon But, I have terrible news. In the Battle of Gettysburg, I have lost an ear and 3 fingers on my left hand. They have me in a hospital and will be excepted back on the field in a few days. The Battle of Kelly's Ford, went well though. I was able to be behind a wall that was my main protection. Dear, you know that everything you try to do for us helps us in some way. I tell me infantry that you are trying and it makes them happier. My dearest love, I will see you soon. I love you.
Today I received a letter from my fiance, John. I can not bare to hear what has happened to him. The whole house is in shambles emotionally now. I can't right much more for now.