I write to tell you that I am doing fine and keeping well, I hope you are the same. I was so delighted when I got your letter the other day and I promise to cherish it. I know that it may be difficult for us to communicate like this, but we can make it through it. We just finished our first battle and we took home the victory. We ordered a counterattack in which reinforcements began to arrive in horseback and train which made the North fall apart. I didn't anticipate the battle to be this long, so I don't know when I will be able to write again. It is also very dangerous and i'm not sure that I will make it back. I deeply wish you were here with me, but it's no good wishing. No matter what happens to me, I want you to know that you have all of my heart. Tell my father I said hello. It is getting late now and I have to go. I love you.