To day i heard was the batle of bul run. There were 2,096 kills and injures. The south was completely defeeted. If us blacks were there we cood hav won the batle. Us blacks are tuf and we could have stood and fight those bad sotheners. Those wites just ran away like little crybabes. I wish we blacks cood fight it wood have relly helped. I wish we had the same rights as those wites. If us were there we cood have helped and 2,096 peeple woudnt have died. My wife sent me a letter saying my father died. I miss him like crazy. I don’t now wat to do because his funeral is next week and i cant go because of me being needed for owr contry. I never got to even say goodbye to my father. My wife is upset i never sent anything after she sent me the leter saying my father died. Shes depressed, alone, working, and missing me. I need to see her and find a way out.