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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Rachel Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00522 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Talladega Springs, Alabama Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 April 1814 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Informs his wife that he has returned "from the junction of the Coosee and Tallapoosee" and that "The Creeks are conquered, some submitting unconditionally, and other whose crimes are great flying towards Pensacola. Outlines his travel plans before he can return to Nashville. Written from camp near Fort Williams.

Background Information:

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Jackson, Rachel, 1767-1828

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: First LadyWomen's HistoryAmerican Indian HistoryPresidentSurrenderMilitary History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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