Thank you so much for the basket of food you sent me. That's the only interesting thing that has happened all week. Lately, I have been playing poker so I won't be bored, but i still am. So President Lincoln thinks he found his man. He appointed him to command all the armies in the United States. I don't understand why anyones interested in this stuff, it's so boring. Please keep sending me letters and packages. I hope to come home soon.