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Robert Cruikshank, letter

July 9, 1863

“I have but one shirt with me, a calico one. Every night I have gone to a stream, taken it off, washed it, wrung the water out of it and put it on again, letting it dry on me.”


Name: Robert Cruikshank

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

Document Information

Type: Letter


  • Soldier Life/Camp Life

Event Location: Washinton Co., MD

Document Origin: Boonsboro; Middletown, 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.