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Dear Julia,
I have fantastic news. Lincoln has appointed me to the general commander of the whole Union army. Only just yesterday I wad appointed to lieutenant general! The boys seem to have faith in me, and that fuels my passion to fight through our times of hardship. We have most unfortunately lost many men to this bloody war, and General Lee seems persistent. I am glad to see he has confidence, but I strongly believe we can gain control and bring this country back together. Did you know that the famous George Washington was the only other man to hold the position I have now? I was shocked to hear this, but it gives me hope that we really can win this terrible and dividing war. I love you dearly and I hope the kids are well.
Sincerely, Ulysses
Dear Julia,
I hope that you are well. Please send the children my love. President Lincoln has issued a final emancipation proclamation, though few slave states will abide by this. However, the land we have successfully takes will absolutely be affected. Sadly, General Stonewall Jackson has passed. I have heard of the violence outbreaks up North. I hope you stay safe and mindful of this. I hear talk about Lincoln among the soldiers and they don't seem very faithful. However I believe Lincoln will pull through though. I love you and I pray that you are well without me.
Sincerely, Ulysses
Dear Julia,
I hope the last two years have been well without me. I miss you dearly. I have heard rumors of my fame around the nation, after I captured Fort Donelson. The President himself, Abraham Lincoln, has promoted me to Major General because of my success. Before I knew it, they had surrendered. They are not as strong as they have been credited for. Send the kids my love. I will se you soon. Do not worry.

With Love, Ulysses.
Dear Mother and Father,
As you know it is currently June of 1861. I have been training new recruits for a while now, and I was recently promoted to Colonel. Major General John C. Frémont gave me command of the District of Cairo. I have big shoes to fill if I want to take over McClellan's old post. I hope you are well. Send Julia my regards. I will write you again, no worries.

  With Love, Ulysses.