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Robert Cruikshank, letter

July 9, 1863

“We are now west of South Mountain and about seven miles south of Boonsboro. If I only had time to look over the country and could march as I choose, I would enjoy the scenery for it is very beautiful. I have never seen such fine fields of corn and wheat as there are here. The people do not work as hard as we do North.”


Name: Robert Cruikshank

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

Document Information

Type: Letter


  • Descriptions of Locale

Event Location: South Mountain, Washington Co., MD

Document Origin: Washington Co., MD


Robert Cruikshank to Mary Cruikshank. July 9, 1863. Transcribed by Barry Cruikshank. Columbus, OH: ehistory at the Ohio State University. Obtained from Accessed on February 9, 2010.