A letter from Mary's brother, Val, who writes about newspaper accounts of her visit to Winchester. He writes about Milroy's retreat from Winchester, and Halleck's intention to crush Milroy for it. He also writes of Morgan's raid into Indiana.
Indiana--Pioneer life; Indiana--Soldiers and sailors--War of 1812; Pigeon Roost massacre, 1812;
Narrative history of Indiana from the French colonization to early statehood. Individual chapter topics include: schools, animals, Internal improvements, the underground railroad, and the mound builders.