Slaughter-Murray Papers

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October 25, 1862


October 25, 1862


From George Murray to his parents, dated 25OCT1862 near Poolsville, MD. Acting as reserve on picket duty on the river and canal. Visited by Gov. Curtin, who presented them with a state flag, and were reviewed by Genl. Stoneman. In pencil on lined folder stationary. Address in ink at the end. Creased. Good condition. Treated 7/1994 by S. Filter/J. Herrick.


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Camp Near Poolesville Md Oct 25th 1862

Dear Father & Mother.

I received two letters from you, one was dated the 11th, and the other the 17th. I received the first one last Sunday morn, and the last, last Tuesday. I also received six or eight papers from you last Tuesday, which were very acceptable to me, as we were out on picket, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, acted as the reserve. We were picketing the river and canal, and watching the fords where it is said that the rebels are and marched into Penna. I sent a letter a long time ago, in which I told you about seeing Fulmore, and the rest. I told you about receiving those things in my last letter. I received the postage stamp that you sent me. We have not gone into winter quarters yet, and it is getting cold in these little doghouses and I wish that they would hurry up. Last Thursday we were visited by Gov. Cartin, who presented us with a handsome state flag. Friday we were reviewed by Genl. Stoneman. He reviewed the whole brigade, and it was a splendid sight. I am well at present with the exception of the bowel complaint which I will try to doctor. Write soon.

G. Murray Co. B
Captain Bowen
114 Regiment Col. Collis

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George Murray


October 25, 1862




George Murray, “October 25, 1862,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed February 22, 2024,