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Robert Cruikshank, letter

October 3, 1862

“I am very well but have hard fare now. The rations are very bad and we have cold nights and do not have clothing enough as our knapsacks were left at Washington with nearly all our clothing. We hope to get them soon.”


Name: Robert Cruikshank

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

Document Information

Type: Letter


  • Soldier Life/Camp Life

Event Location: Pleasant Valley, Washington Co., MD

Document Origin: Pleasant Valley, Washington Co., MD


Robert Cruikshank to Mary Cruikshank. October 3, 1862. Transcribed by Barry Cruikshank. Columbus, OH: ehistory at the Ohio State University. Obtained from Accessed on February 9, 2010.