Skip to main content

Battle Report

Dear General Lee,

I am writing you to report on the battle of Manassas, general Jackson's plan worked exceptionally well despite all doubt. The men have taken a liking to him, and even gave him a nickname, imagine that, they call him "Stonewall Jackson" . The battle was a success and we took 1982 casualties in opposition to the north who took 2896 so over all a a great victory. The cause of the victory, I am afraid, was their underestimation of our army. I believe this will not happen again and we should not count on it. The railroad is ours but for how long I wonder.

Your Servant,
      Sargent Fred Bloom Jr.


Popular posts from this blog

Adoption day

Dear Susan, As you know today is my adoption day, but we are on the run from the dreadful yanks. My wonderful general has baked me and my regiments a cake to congratulate me. I broke down in tears at the thoughtfulness he shows even in such a dire time as this one. Our general has some humor and that is what we love about him, he wrote HAIL DIXIE on the cake. I hope y’all are really safe and that the yanks have not marched on our home. As we exit this dreadful time I really hope to see you again and until that time I will keep praying for your safety. With love Sergeant Fred Bloom Jr.

Enlistment Blog

Dearest Susan,

Everyday I am away from you I become more and more longing for your sugar sweet voice and your soft embrace, and though I think of you every moment of the day I fear I cannot last much longer. This bloody war the north have started will, I fear, will be the death of the south and the safety of the black man. This war has thought me more than a school could ever teach a man. I was thinking of our little boy and I was wondering how his schooling was going and if he would like a rifle and the proper equipment, this would be hard to come by but if he found pleasure in these items I would be more than delighted to oblige.

       Fred Bloom Jr.