Letter from Walker, Robert

Soldier: Walker, Robert
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 90th Infantry
Home State: Ohio
Date Written: Friday, December 11th, 1863
Location: Bridgeport, AL
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Home, On the March
 

Dear Mother,

I embrace this opportunity of writing to you to let you
know how I am getting along. I have got a very bad cold
but otherwise I am well.

We arrived from Nashville on the 8th. We were disap-
pointed about going to Columbus. I wrote you when I was
at Nashville and told you about losing my pocketbook. One
of Co. C boys found it, and gave it to me.

You said you had not heard from Thomas for some
time. I have not either. I inquired for him at Stevenson,
but they told me that he had gone to his regiment again.

You think soldiering is hard, and so it is, but when one
has his health he can get along very well. They are getting
up volunteers here for the veteran service. Four hundred and
two dollars bounty and thirty days furlough. There are thir-
ty-six of Co. H who have volunteered. Sometimes I have a
notion to volunteer, for those who don't, have to be transfer-
red to some other regiment.

A. Irvin has come back to the regiment. Tell Martha
Jane that he said he was at our house the night of Crawford's
apple-cutting. I should liked to have been there. I can't get
an apple down here without paying 25 cents for three apples,
and then they taste too strongly of greenbacks.

I must quit writing . for this time. Write soon. I
don't care how big the paper is, nor how much you write.

Give my best respects to all inquiring friends, if any
there be. I shall close by subscribing myself,

Your son

P. S. You sometimes inquire about my morality. I
should not be ashamed to have my army proceedings read
out to the world.

ROBERT WALKER

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