Letter from Cruikshank, Robert

Soldier: Cruikshank, Robert
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 123rd Infantry
Home State: New York
Date Written: Sunday, September 7th, 1862
Location: City Hall Park Barracks, New York City
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Camp Life, Eastern Theater, Family
Dear Wife,-

I can write but a few lines now as we are to leave here at eight o'clock tonight and it is now six. You know about what time we left Salem, Friday night at 10 p. m. We did not make a stop until we arrived at Kinderhook on the Hudson. We arrived there at two o'clock the next morning and stayed there until six-thirty. Then we started for New York where we arrived at one-thirty P. M. We expect to go direct to Washington, D. C. We are all in good spirits and are well. I slept very well last night and felt quite refreshed this morning. Tell our people that you have heard from us. I have had a hard time today with some of the boys and brother Will is looking after them now and has not time to write to Father and Mother. Tell them that you have heard from us and we will write when we reach our place of destination.

Yours affectionately,

R. Cruikshank