Slaughter-Murray Papers

An archival journey through Civil War letters...

September 6, 1862

Title

September 6, 1862

Subject

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.

UNIT ASSOCIATION: 114th PA Infantry

-Information provided by the courtesy of the National Park Service

Description

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

-Transcript provided by the courtesy of the National Park Service

Creator

George Murray

Date

September 6, 1862

Files

Collection

Citation

George Murray, “September 6, 1862,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed June 15, 2021, http://slaughtermurray.umwhistory.org/items/show/4.