Slaughter-Murray Papers

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September 6, 1862


September 6, 1862


From George Murray to his parents, dated 06SEP1862, Camp Crossman. Camped on the road between Washington and Harpers Ferry (5 miles from Washington) with poor water. Asks his parents to get his city bounty and send him 3 or 4 dollars of it. Also if they got the likeness and certificate he sent. In pencil on lined paper. Creased,tear at upper left, ink scratches lower left, fingerprint along right edge. Treated 7/94 by Filter.


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Camp Crossman Sept 6th 1862

Dear Father & Mother

I sit to tell you that I am well and hope these few lines will find you the same. We like our camp very well with the exception of the water which is very poor. I have had as many peaches as I like. Our camp is situated about five miles from Washington on the road which leads to and from Harpers Ferry on the Maryland side of the Potomac river. Forts are plenty. I want you to go to Squires Gregg's office and get my warrant for my city bounty you are to take it to the Girard Bank where you will get the money. I would like you to send three or four dollars of it on when you get it if you can. Did you get my likeness and certificate as I sent it by Geo. Shugart. Direct letters to Zouave D.A. 114 Reg. P.Y. Company B Cap. Bowen Camp Crossman Washington D.C.

G. Murray

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George Murray


September 6, 1862




George Murray, “September 6, 1862,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed July 21, 2024,