Letter from Tilton C. Reynolds to Juliana Smith Reynolds, January 1863
Near Falmouth Virginia
Only a few days have passed since I wrote to you but as I have leisure I might as well write again. If nothing has happened worthy of note my last letter to you was in answer to the one containing the news which has ever since caused me to feel verry badly. I hardly knew what I was doing for a day or two after I got it and it is as much as a bargain that I do now. I was working on a copy of a monthly report when I got the letters and I could do nothing at them that day or the next day. I lay awake at night thinking of it and the next night when I did get to Sleep I dreamed of it. I know it is useless to fret over it but I can not help it. I thought a great deal of Clara and I am afraid this will bring trouble on her as well as all the rest of us for she is So young that I fear she does not realize what she is doing. It may though be all for the best but time alone can tell that.
We have verry nice weather here for the time of year but I expect when it does commence to be bad that it will be bad indeed. I expected we would have moved from this before now but we still seem to be on the same old ground. The news in the papers this day or two is quite encouraging if true. I think Rosencranz [Rosecrans] is one of our best Generals. He has always had good luck when he has fought. There was no mail came in to day so I suppose there will be a big one tomorrow and then I will be expecting a letter from home.