Will Fisher to his mother
Camp Chase
Sunday morning, September 28, 1862

Dear Mother,

I have rather neglected my writing this week, but I have not had time, we have been so busy. When I wrote last, we was at Alexandria, that was Monday & Tuesday. I made a mistake & dated it the 24th. I think Lem told me it was.
Well, Tuesday, Lem & I started & went over to Arlington Heights & then we found the 123rd Regt. so the col. sent back word by us to the commander of the camp to let us come to our regt. So we we went back that same night & the next morning (Wednesday) he gave us a pass to our regt. We was glad to get home for we had to go afoot & carry that knapsack & carpet bag. We found the boys all well & in good spirits.
Last night, orders for our company & Co. H to cook 1 days rations and be ready to start tomorrow morning for the outposts to go on pickets or dig rifle pits, I don’t now which. Two companies go at once.
There is no news here at present. Christopher Greene is here. He was staying down Alexandria when we was. He was sent to the hospital & then went to that camp to be sent to his regt.
We are about 4 miles from Washington near Fort Albany. It is very pleasant & healthy. But it is time to go to service so I will close.

Love to Aunt Sarah & all from your boy.
W. G. Fisher