uous fighting have thus resulted with the loss to the enemy of over thirty guns and eight thousand prisoners. Our losses have been frightful; I do not like to estimate them.
Those of the enemy fully as great.
Our work is not over, but we have the prestige of success, which is everything, and I trust our final success will be assured.
I have not time to write much.
God's blessing be with you and the dear children!
Pray earnestly for our success.
Spottsylvania Court House battle-field, May 15, 9 P. M.
A lull in the roar of battle enables me to write you a few lines.
It has been raining hard, both yesterday and to-day, putting the roads in such condition as to compel both armies to keep still—a rest that the men on both sides were glad to have.
I do not see the papers, and therefore cannot tell how true their accounts are, and I have not time to give you any details.
I think we have gained decided advantages over the enemy; nevertheless, he confronts us still, and, owing to