Nathan Fiske [probably 51st Mass.]
Falls St. Croix, Wis.
April 8 / 63
Reads in part
My Dear Friend Chuck
There is mourning, mourning, mourning North and South on account of this wicked and cruel war. I believe it is as true that in a nation will not go unpunished as in an individual. This war is taking away the strength and in many instances the best blood of our nation. It is evident the God of Nations will not give us peace untill we put slavery away from among us. I am astonished that there is so much treason in the North and that so many honest men are blinded by the traitors. I hope there will be no attempt by our government to make peace until we can have it in a manner that God will approve?I am not married have never had one thought of it since my wife died, have never felt like talking about it.
Source: eBay, June 2007
Soldier is probably……..
Nathan B. Fisk
Residence Sutton MA; a 39 year-old Operative.
Enlisted on 9/28/1862 as a Private.
On 9/30/1862 he mustered into “G” Co. MA 51st Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 7/27/1863 at Worcester, MA
born in 1823
Member of GAR Post # 25 (H. H. Legge) in Uxbridge, MA