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Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Near Chattanooga, TN
Addressee : Louise (Daughter)

Reminds her of the importance of writing and spelling, as well as music - Wants her to be a good scholar -""Jack" (a black boy) has just come with his book wrong end up to ask me what some little letters spell"..."He seems pretty sharp"..."some of the Black Boys learn to read in a few weeks"... "if they only had teachers some of them would make good scholars"... "you wish for me to come home - how will the poor wounded boys get along - they must be taken care of"..."some of the poor fellows still lay here in the field Hospitals - poor and pale" - Talks about family affairs. Signed "Father"
Number of pages : 4