In the letter Catherine discusses visits with family and friends; the price and availability of goods; troops who have been stationed in the area ("to watch the Yankees, and keep the negroes from running off"); local slaves who have run away; and...
In the letter McRae explains that he will not return to the United States now that the war has ended: "Brother John continues to urge me to come back, but it is useless. I could not do so if I would & I would not if I could. There are reasons which...
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