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Robert Cruikshank, letter

October 1, 1861

“This is a beautiful city and a fine surrounding country. We came in open freight cars and had a good view of the country. We passed over the Monocacy Creek Bridge which has been rebuilt since Jackson burnt it three weeks ago… The country here is most beautiful with good water. The enemy destroyed a great deal of property here.”


Name: Robert Cruikshank

Unit: 123rd Regiment New York Infantry, Co. H

Document Information

Type: Letter


  • Descriptions of Locale

Event Location: Frederick City, Frederick Co., MD

Document Origin: Frederick City, Frederick Co., MD


Robert Cruikshank to Mary Cruikshank. October 1, 1862. Transcribed by Barry Cruikshank. Columbus, OH: ehistory at the Ohio State University. Obtained from Accessed on February 9, 2010.