Will Fisher to his mother
On Marietta Pike 8 or 10 miles left of the battlefield of May 25th
June 7, 1864

My ever dear Mother,

I have still another opportunity to write you a few lines today, although I have not had the pleasure of reading any ever welcome letter from you since my last.
We have not been engaged any since my last letter, in which I gave you an account of the short but bloody conflict of the 25th but have been in line of battle and in the breastworks a good deal of the time.
On Sabbath morning, June 5th we were relieved in the breastworks by the 14th Corps and marched a few miles to the left and camped about noon. Thus having the PM to rest and have service in. I tell you, it was one of the nicest Sabbaths I ever spent. You see we were all quite tired and for two weeks had not been where the rattle of muskets on the skirmish line and the boom of canon were not as common as the sunshine, and to get away from all this unearthly din, clear away from the army and camped on a nice green fresh field of grass and then, along toward eve when it began to get cool, to have them gather around the chaplains for service. You can judge if it would not be a treat to us.
We have got a very efficient chaplain. We will manage to have a service most every Sabbath. He has not missed but one day since he came to us and that was the day of the battle of Resaca. He goes afoot, most of the time, carries guns and everything else and goes into danger just as much as any man in the regt., besides tending to the rations at the hospital in time of battle. Sabbath he will come out under the trees and say come boys, gather around and let us worship God a little while. He is very free and kind, talking with the boys all the while. He interferes in a fight and tries to stop all quarreling. He pleads very feelingly with us about us swearing.
Yesterday we marched only two or three miles, having run onto the Rebel cavalry.
I am in a quandary. I do not understand the present situation of affairs. I can generally form some idea of affairs but here I cannot. When I wrote you before, after the battle, we were just about the centre of the line and McPherson was on our right, but the next day or so after that McPherson withdrew from the right and came and relieved us and we went six miles to the left and stayed there a few days till Sabbath when we moved again, as I told you before, and again yesterday to our present position. Some say the Rebels have fallen back again but I cannot say. We are only 8 or 10 miles from Marietta, also the railroad is near. I suppose we are not over 25 miles from Atlanta.
We have driven the Rebels over 90 miles this campaign, so you see we have done something although the papers have nothing to say about that. I can see the great work goes on nobly both here and in Va.
We expect a large mail soon. Write soon and put in a stamp or two next time. Lots of love to all from your own boy.

Will G. F.