Letter from Walker, Robert

Soldier: Walker, Robert
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 90th Infantry
Home State: Ohio
Date Written: Sunday, November 23rd, 1862
Location: Camp Seven Miles from Nashville, Tennessee
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Family, Home, On the March
 

Dear Sister,

I take this opportunity to write you a few lines to let
you know that I have not forgotten to write, if you have. I
have not gotten a letter from you for a coon's age. I think
that as much news as there is in Saltlick township, you could
find something to write about.

I know of some of the news, such as weddings. I
heard of Joseph Harrison and Luvina Moore being married,
and Triscy Petit and Noah Cofman.

And I heard about that poor unfortunate girl, Mary
Campfield, getting her leg broken. I should like to know
who she blames for the mischief.

I heard that Nathan Buchanan had gotten his dis-
charge. I want to know if he is sick and how he is getting
along. I suppose that you girls have big times with him
and James Turner, and Nelson and George Spurrier, for that
is all of the boys whom you have in our district.

I think that you ought to have a party occasionally
a play or sprucing party. You girls can have your parties to
yourselves this fall, and next fall I think that the soldiers
will get home. Then we shall have our parties to ourselves
and we won't have any girls to them.

When you write, I want you to tell me what kind of
times you have, who is teaching our school, and what Ball's
girls and Wests are doing. Tell Spurrier's boys that if they
want me to write to them, they must write to me first, for I
have written to both of them and got no answer.

You said that you wanted me to get my likeness taken,
if it did not cost too much. There is no chance at all here.

Write as soon as this comes to hand and write all the
news. Cut some good pieces out of the newspaper and send.

Next time I shall write more. Good-bye.

ROBERT WALKER


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