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Robert Cruikshank, letter

October 3, 1862

“We were only two days in Camp at Frederick City when we went back to the depot, took the cars to Sandy Hook and then marched here. The cars stopped at the Point of Rocks which is an abrupt cliff extending a mile or more. Some of the rocks overhang the track. The country here is very mountainous and has narrow valleys. The Shenandoah River empties into the Potomac at the Ferry. Maryland Heights is on one side of the Shenandoah and Bolivar Heights on the other, and London Heights are on the other side of the Potomac. Bolivar Heights and London Heights are in Virginia.”


Name: Robert Cruikshank

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

Document Information

Type: Letter


  • Descriptions of Locale

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.