A letter from Lansing Porter to his wife, Elizabeth, expressing his worry that he has not received a letter from her since the 27th. Lansing writes that he is relieved that Mary Simon wrote to her husband, Brother Simon telling him of Elizabeth and Lansing's children's good health. He comments on how well Simon is handling the atmosphere of war and goes on to express his fear that the women in Auburn will despair upon the arrival of Eddie's body, finally seeing the true peril of their cause. He tells Elizabeth that General Weitzel has gone to Baton Rouge with General Banks and that he suspects it is to make plans for an attack on Fort Hudson. Lastly, Lansing writes that tomorrow he will have to act as Field Officer of the Day.