I have participated in the bloodiest battle known in the civil war to this time. The Battle of Gettysburg . I Lost many comerades in this battle at many points I thought we would lose and I would never come back to you and the family. Even though we had the disadvantage most of the time our generals were able to pull through. I regret to inform you about this sense I know you are very religious and hate fighting, but I feel it needed to be said. Best of wishes to you back home and I hope you and I both keep safe.