Yesterday, I challenged you all to read his letter along with me...
how did you do?
Philip continued his January 10 letter with mention of sharing his pancakes:
"Jim Cusler came over to see me just in time to get some of them[.] George has been trying to get over here but it is not very easy for him to get a pass he is about 3 miles from here they are down to Belle Plains Landing where we were encamped before the Battle of Fredericksburgh[.]"
And describes his Saturday:
P R Woodcock
Harrison Van Horne has resigned"
Obviously Philip's strong devotion to God shines through in these letters. You will see that throughout his career in the Army and it served him well to keep him strong in spirit.
And a look at his diary from that week previous. Equally tough to read!
So how did you do reading his letter?
Tomorrow, come back for January 22, 1863 in the "Camp in the Woods I don't know where".
Hope to see you then!