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Robert Cruikshank, letter

October 12, 1862

“I do not like this Sabbath work. We do not have to drill but have to be inspected every Sabbath morning,-that is, every man's person, clothing, tent, gun and accoutrements must be looked to and kept clean. This is necessary for the health of the men and to keep everything in order.”


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, Washingtion, Co., MD


Robert Cruikshank to Mary Cruikshank. October 12, 1862. Transcribed by Barry Cruikshank. Columbus, OH: ehistory at the Ohio State University. Obtained from Accessed on February 9, 2010.