Will Fisher to his mother
Richmond, Virginia
May 9, 1865

My dear Mother,

We reached here yesterday in perfect health. We have had a pleasant but rather heavy march of nine days. We have not been through a town that I could designate our route to you by, but we struck the “South Side RR” at a place called “Black & White Station.” It has been quite hot some of the time, but had not rained a bit till today. Tomorrow we start for Washington which will take 8 days, & then we are done marching.
I think we will come home within a month. Sid Gifford of Coila called on me today. He is a capt. in the 14th Corps commanding the regt. John Bailey is in Richmond, I have not seen him yet. We are 5 miles from there, & will pass through the city tomorrow on review & then be off. I am in excellent health & every man in the co.
Direct your next to Wash D.C. Tell Charlotte Scott that Lem is well. I forgot to number the last letter before leaving Raleigh. Lots of love to Aunt Sarah. I shall see her soon if we live until then.

I remain your own son,
William G. Fisher