Letter from Walker, Robert

Soldier: Walker, Robert
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 90th Infantry
Home State: Ohio
Date Written: Saturday, February 21st, 1863
Location: Camp Cripple Creek, TN
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Camp Life, Suffering, Western Theater
 

Dear Sister,

I embrace this opportunity of writing to you to let you

know that I am well and hope that these lines will find you
enjoying the same blessing.

I received a letter from James the other evening, in
which you wrote that you would write next week. When you
write I want you to send me four or five stamps, for mon-
ey won't buy them here. If you don't I shall write three or
four letters a day and frank them, until you get tired of
franking. I want to write to uncle and I won't frank them
to him.

We have fine fun here. We are all Saltlick boys in
our tent. W. C. Dundon, T. S. Mains, Wm. McClerg, Bazil
Gordon, James Strait, David Sharp, Ezra Rickets, Mad Wells,
Andrew Irvin, Thomas Turner, Daniel Henderson, Daniel
Grim and myself, are the names of the boys in our bunk.

Harriet,we have had a very wet, muddy winter here.but
it is never cold. I could go in my shirt sleeves the coldest days
that we have here, if it didn't rain.

I want you to tell me where to write to Robert Bu-
chanan. I don't know whether they have moved or not. And
tell me how Young's folks are getting along. Also what
Dougan's boys are doing.

I must quit writing for this time. Tell Martha, moth-
er, Mary and T. B. to write and everybody else. Direct to
the 90th regiment by way of Nashville, Tenn. Write soon,
write often, and tell me all the news.

ROBERT WALKER


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