Letter from Walker, Robert

Soldier: Walker, Robert
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 90th Infantry
Home State: Ohio
Date Written: Saturday, June 20th, 1863
Location: Camp Cripple Creek, TN
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Enemy, Home, Rumors
 

Dear Mother,

I seat myself to write you a brief letter. I am not
well, consequently I shall not write much. Yesterday and
today, I have been laid up with a headache, but I feel right
smart better this evening. I received a letter from you yes-
terday. Was glad to hear that you were well.

I think that it will not be long any more till I shall
get home to see you all, for the Rebels are working just to
our hand now. They are 3,500 strong in Pennsylvania now,
and I hope they will get into some parts of Ohio, for that will
wake citizens of Ohio to a sense of their duty. If they could
see with half an eye what they are bringing on themselves
by following in old Vallandingham's steps,or if they could see
and feel the effects of war, they would not utter one word of
sympathy for the South, to encourage them in their traitorous
conduct.

I received a letter from Thomas the 16th. He is well.

The citizens are cutting their wheat. Corn is waist
high. Blackberries will be ripe in about a week.

I must close. Write soon.

ROBERT WALKER


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