The Union grip on Petersburg in early 1865 had made the men of the Army of Northern Virginia near captives behind their defenses. They were often exposed to the elements in severe weather. 278 more words
Parham, like many others during the Civil War, reflected on eternal matters for comfort. Thus far, we have seen Parham refer to Divine Providence as the reason he and comrades survived through battle. He referred to a fallen mess mate as a Christian. In a letter not yet posted, we will see Parham write of his hope that, should he not survive the cruel war, he will one day be reunited with family in heaven where there are no wars nor rumors of wars.