as will be noticed by the heading and date was written on Confederate paper, while I was in the fort, to inform her that I survived the battle.
The other was written on Yankee paper letter headed, U. S. Christian Commission, 500 H street, Washington, D. C., immediately after we had been withdrawn and returned to our former position, where times were easier, in which I gave her an account of the battle.
I will also give some extracts from the Richmond Dispatch, giving an account of the partentire loss, 800 men; their loss ,5,000) five thousand.
I have never seen such slaughter since the war commenced.
I will write more.
Your affectionate husband, J. C. Featherston.
United States Christian commission, 500 H. Street, Washington, D. C. Camp Ninth Alabama Regiment, near Petersburg, Aug. 2, 1864.
My Dear Wife.—I wrote you a note yesterday while in our recaptured fortifications, informing you that I was not killed in our desperate fight on Saturday, the 30th ultimo, but g