Letter from Walker, Robert
|Soldier: Walker, Robert
|Unit/Service Branch: 90th Infantry
|Home State: Ohio
|Date Written: Tuesday, December 20th, 1864
|Location: Franklin, Tennessee
|Correspondence Type: Letter
|Subjects: Family, Home
Patience Walker: —
Your son, Robert Walker, Co. H, 90th, O. was wound-
ed at Nashville the 1st day of the fight. The wound is in the
right thigh — a flesh wound. It was at the Field Hospital
that I saw him. Would have written sooner but have been
waiting on the wounded and dying ever since, DAY and
NIGHT. He was in good spirits when I saw him.
NORMAN JONES, Delegate U. S. C. C.
Hd. Qrs. Co. H, 90th O. V. I.
Huntsville, Ala., Jany. 15th, 1865.
I suppose you have heard ere this of the death
of your son Rober-t, who was wounded on the 15th of Dec,
while gallantly advancing in a charge on the enemies' works.
Robert was a good brave soldier, and his death is deeply felt
by all his comrades, and none more than myself.
But as it was the will of our heavenly Father that he
should give up his life while in the bloom and vigor of youth,
it is ours to submit unmurmuringly to the decree of Him who
careth even for the sparrows that fall to the ground. My
prayers and fondest hopes are that he may now be enjoying
the fullest happiness in that better land, where sickness, sor-
row, pain, or death are felt no more forever.
I did not get to see Robert after he was wounded. I
suppose all of his personal effects were left on the battle field.
One of the musicians of our regiment brought me his portfolio
which I will send to you the earliest opportunity that presents
itself. In it was the letter addressed to Harriet, which I for-
warded on the 16th of December. With this I will send a let-
ter which came to the Co. for Robert, which I supposed to be
I must now close. I tender you my heartfelt sympa-
thies, and assure you that while you lose a beloved son, I lose
an esteemed friend and fellow soldier.
I am, Madam, your obedient servant,
THOMAS TURNER, 1st Sergt. Co. H.
P. S. — I will do my utmost to have you furnished with
a final statement, so that you may attend to drawing his back
pay and bounty to which he is entitled.
Very respectfully, T. TURNER.