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-Boston Evening Transcript, May 27, 1861 +Letter of Caleb Mortimer, ca. May 16, 1861, Gilder-Lehrman Collection
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-MASSASCHUETTS TROOPS READY TO MARCH. +
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-Relay House Camp, via Washington, May 27. The Massachusetts Sixth and Eighth Regiments, together with Cook’s battery of Flying Artillery remain here under Col. Jones. The men are all in good health, and ready to march at ten minutes notice. Picket guards are kept out in the direction of Harper'​s Ferry. [Despatch to Journal.  +
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-Letter of Caleb Mortimer, June 15, 1861, Gilder-Lehrman Collection +
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-10 oclock PM Relay Camp June 15 1861 +
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-Dear Wife +
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-I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines the last you will receive from me from this place as we have received orders to pack up and start tomorrow morning Where the lord only knows although our first stopping place is probably Baltimore but whether we are to stay there for any length of time I am in doubt. I have an Idea that the next time you hear from me I shall be down to Fort Munroe or further down in old Virginia the Boys are in high spirits at the Idea of going into active service and having an opportunity of making a mark for the sake of old Massachusetts. I sent you By Mr Converse the Noburn Express a daguerotype of my horse which you will get in a few days after you receive this keep it to remember on who never forgets you nor the little ones I have left at home You wrote to me to know what I intend to do about staying for three years I will answer if the Battery is accepted by the government You may depend upon it I shall never leave the Boston Light Artillery if the company comes home at the end of three months I shall come with them if not I shall not although I would give anything to be once more with my loved ones and kind friends that I have left behind me I cannot forget that I have a sacred duty to perform and do not shrink from that duty and hope that while life lasts I shall always be found at my post and when duty calls then you will find me I have been with the company in fair weather and have spent may happy hours with them in time of peace and you know me well enough to know that I shall not forsake them in the hour of danger I hope I shall be spured to be always at my post and do nothing to cast a shadow on the bright halo that now hangs over my childhood'​s home give my love to father and Mother and the children also to all enquiring friends it is getting late and I much close I will write again the first opportunity. +
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-from your affectionate Husband\\  +
-Caleb CE Mortimer +
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-Letter of Caleb Mortimer, ca. June 16, 1861, Gilder-Lehrman Collection+
  
  
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 Caleb Mortimer\\ ​ Caleb Mortimer\\ ​
 Gilder-Lehrman Collection Gilder-Lehrman Collection
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 +Boston Evening Transcript, May 27, 1861
 +
 +MASSASCHUETTS TROOPS READY TO MARCH.
 +
 +Relay House Camp, via Washington, May 27. The Massachusetts Sixth and Eighth Regiments, together with Cook’s battery of Flying Artillery remain here under Col. Jones. The men are all in good health, and ready to march at ten minutes notice. Picket guards are kept out in the direction of Harper'​s Ferry. [Despatch to Journal.
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 +{{:​bla:​boston_evening_transcript_1861-05-27_2.png?​linkonly|}}
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 +Letter of Caleb Mortimer, June 15, 1861, Gilder-Lehrman Collection
 +
 +10 oclock PM Relay Camp June 15 1861
 +
 +Dear Wife
 +
 +I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines the last you will receive from me from this place as we have received orders to pack up and start tomorrow morning Where the lord only knows although our first stopping place is probably Baltimore but whether we are to stay there for any length of time I am in doubt. I have an Idea that the next time you hear from me I shall be down to Fort Munroe or further down in old Virginia the Boys are in high spirits at the Idea of going into active service and having an opportunity of making a mark for the sake of old Massachusetts. I sent you By Mr Converse the Noburn Express a daguerotype of my horse which you will get in a few days after you receive this keep it to remember on who never forgets you nor the little ones I have left at home You wrote to me to know what I intend to do about staying for three years I will answer if the Battery is accepted by the government You may depend upon it I shall never leave the Boston Light Artillery if the company comes home at the end of three months I shall come with them if not I shall not although I would give anything to be once more with my loved ones and kind friends that I have left behind me I cannot forget that I have a sacred duty to perform and do not shrink from that duty and hope that while life lasts I shall always be found at my post and when duty calls then you will find me I have been with the company in fair weather and have spent may happy hours with them in time of peace and you know me well enough to know that I shall not forsake them in the hour of danger I hope I shall be spured to be always at my post and do nothing to cast a shadow on the bright halo that now hangs over my childhood'​s home give my love to father and Mother and the children also to all enquiring friends it is getting late and I much close I will write again the first opportunity.
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 +from your affectionate Husband\\ ​
 +Caleb CE Mortimer
 +
 +{{ :​bla:​glc01898.02_00001.jpg?​linkonly|}}
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 +{{ :​bla:​glc01898.02_00002.jpg?​linkonly|}}
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