In editing my letter assignment, I was able to find out some more information of the author, Charles Woods. His father, Thomas Woods wrote three times to Eli Slifer regarding the promotion of his sons. The first two were about Charles’s older brother, Christopher of the First Brigade of the Pennsylavania Reserves. The third letter was written in March of 1864 about Charles. Thomas is asking Slifer to promote Charles, who was still working as a hospital steward at the Chesapeake General Hospital in Virginia. With this information and with Samuel Bates’ History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, I was able to find out that Charles Woods did not receive the transfer for which both Charles and his father asked Slifer. I still have some work to do on this project and on my proposal for my topic.