Letter by an unidentified correspondent begins with an explanation that all mail service had been suspended due to the Civil War. Rebel forces have moved into the area without any resistance. They are warned that the rebels will plunder and steal all valuables or things that could be useful and all should be put away. The author tells of being faced with armed men at the door who asked if there were any abolitionists around. The cavalry and infantry were filling the roads. Marion Weakley visited the area a day or two after they left Carlisle. They author asks Sidney if any of her nephews are enlisted, then tells that his family is in the convalescent camp at Washington or has been discharged. The author apologies to Sidney for treating her badly and admits that he is very embarrassed.