Headquarters Second Mass. Inf'y,
Near Savannah, January 8,1865.
We are liable to move very soon; rations are coming up pretty fast, and clothing has been issued to most of the army. Everyone anticipates hard fighting before we strike another base; it seems most probable that Lee will come out of Richmond and give us a fight before he will allow us to take up a position immediately threatening his communications.
SOURCE: Charles Fessenden Morse, Letters Written During the Civil War, 1861-1865, p. 205