Letter from Walker, Robert

Soldier: Walker, Robert
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 90th Infantry
Home State: Ohio
Date Written: Sunday, March 29th, 1863
Location: Camp Cripple Creek, TN
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Camp Life, Drilling, Rumors

Dear Mother,

I embrace this opportunity of writing to you. I am
well at present and hope that you are. I have not got a let-
ter from any of you since the 16th of this month, but I hope
that I shall soon.

We are still in camp at the old place but I don't know
how soon we shall leave, for we are under marching orders
now and have been for a month.

Water is pretty hard to get here, but it is raining now,
so I think water will be plenty again.

The boys say that Vicksburg is in our possession but
I have not seen any account of it in the paper yet.

Well, mother, I can tell you that Sam Hook and I are
cooking for the company, but I don't think that I shall cook
very long, for I think it is as easy to drill as it is to cook, and
it is not so hard on clothes. They do not pay us anything for
cooking. We have very good grub now. We draw flour,
meal, potatoes, beans, lots of sugar, coffee and tea.

The boys are well that come from Saltlick.

I have not much to write at this time, so I shall close.