Camp at Ellis’ Ford Va.
My Dear Brother:
After having received my letter (No 20) that was written in such a fright you may think that there was some cause for fear of the Rebel bullets and or to allay any such I will write you this evening. Here have we this learned of all the moves that have taken place at Fredericksburg, Bealeton, Kelly’s Ford so that it will be of no interest for us to repeat them… […]
Holman Melcher to brother, Nathaniel Melcher [Holman Melcher Papers]