This letter was written after Roxana visited her family in Chicopee, MA. She writes to let Emily know that the piano has been delivered; how excited her children are waiting for the ""box"" of goodies from the north to arrive
Homefront; Cobb, Thomas Read Rootes, 1823-1862; Death; Travel; Families;
Roxana writes of the death of her good family friend Gen. Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb at the Battle of Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862); talks about her family and her worries over their father; talks about a possible trip north despite the war;...
Roxana writes about her extreme sadness over the death of her three year old daughter,""Pet,)(Emma Sarah Chapin Gerdine); mentions not receiving any mail from the family; and the difficulty of getting greenbacks