Washington May 5/61
Dear Mother
I have just got up from the
brackfast table where we had Bake Beans
and Bake Indian pudding ant that good
living mother. we have good living good
officers and good times. General Butler
was in our quarters yesterday afternon
and tolds us to go in and have a good
time for we would have plenty of work to
do soon. the Sixth Redgerment left
hear at sun rise this morning for An-
oplise and we do not know what moment we
may get started but let them starts us
when they will they will find us ready to
be the first on the Field and the last
to leave it. there must be a fight soon
for we ar certainn there are troops marc
hings towards the captial and we know
that there 10 thousands of the enmey
Troops in Virginia ready to attact Fort
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Monroe so you see we must have
a fight. the mail has just come in
and I received 4 letters from Burrill
and 3 other sail makers but I did not
get one from those dear ones at home
but there is another mail comeing this
afternoon and I am in hopes to get
one then. the whole company is going
to meeting this afternoon in full uniform
give my love to all the folks at home
and write soon
From your Affectionate
Son Obed R. Davis

God Bless you Mother

May 1, 1861


Co. B, 36th Massachusetts Infantry
Residence (County): 
Suffolk County, MA


Name Variant: 
“Dear Mother”
Residence (County): 
Suffolk County, MA


From State: 
District Of Columbia


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
October, 2014

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