Parham wrote in the previous posted letter that he, along with the Army of Northern Virginia, received orders to march North into Maryland. Confederates and Federals converge at the Battle of Sharpsburg, also known as Antietam, and Parham will live to write of the bloodiest single day battle in all of American history. 78 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.