Dear aunt Margaret
I just fought in a battle against the confederates. There were two giant ships. We called it "Gladiates of the Sea". It was a two hour battle. It was really boring. None of us really gained any advantages. This was one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. History. Our General "Grant" countinued his success at the battle of Shiloh in central Tennessee. We lost most of our army to a confederate suprise attack. Grant beat the confederates armie under the command of General Albert Sidney Johnson. I am very bored in this battle. I hope everything's going good at home.
Sincerely, Walter Wigfall